simplify, simplify…

One of the features of my Tucson dream was that my house had no clutter.

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
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.

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
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.

There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
Oscar Wilde – 1884-1898

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