So I mentioned earlier this week that my husband and I have a great de-cluttering problem to tackle in our home. We’re not the worst collectors in the world, but I think that we can both agree that we have too much stuff. At my last job, I could get nice, quality purses for free or almost free. I already had a purse collecting problem. So suddenly I had the power to binge collect purses that I’d never be able to afford on my own. And I actually reached a purse saturation point, if you can believe it. I had too many purses and couldn’t handle the thought of getting just one more. I mean, can you imagine the level of purse overload that would enable me to say “no” to taking home this beauty?
So right now, the future baby’s room looks like a storage shed of lots of different things. My purses. Mike’s miscellaneous camera and film equipment. My wedding dress that I swore I’d sell immediately. Bedding for sizes of beds that we don’t even own. The list goes on.
Then, this week my friend brought over a book that she’s borrowed from the library called It’s All Too Much by Peter Walsh. The front cover also says “An easy plan for living a richer life with less stuff.” Right now, that sounds appealing to me. Really appealing.
I haven’t started to read it yet, but there are a couple things that make me confident that this will be a good book. First of all, it starts with a quote from Fight Club, which I haven’t actually seen, but a book with a quote from Fight Club can’t be stuffy at all, can it? The book is divided into rooms, too. So I can read the home office chapter. And the master bedrooms chapter. I feel a great purging coming on.