One of the features of my Tucson dream was that my house had no clutter.
Henry David Thoreau – 1817-1862
In my Tucson dream house, there were only items that I needed or loved for their beauty, as prescribed by William Morris.
William Morris – 1834 – 1896
So, it was time to sort through things and get rid of stuff I didn’t need before moving to Tucson. On amazon, I found a wonderful little book on tidying – The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. She recommends “weeding” (my word) only one type of item at a time, starting with clothes.
After going through my clothes and deselecting piles of clothes I didn’t like or they didn’t fit, I started on linens. The result was six black contractor-type plastic bags of clothing and linens donated to the Salvation Army. It’s a start.
Oscar Wilde – 1884-1898