I read in the Four Hour Work Week that we only use twenty percent of the things that we have. Actually Tim Ferriss has an interesting perspective on the 80 20 rule. Check him out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_4-Hour_Workweek
The last three weeks, I have spent decluttering and going through our stuff so that we can put our house up for sale.
Here are the results:
These are the main “kid” areas of our house and they were overflowing with toys. There were toys on top of shelves, stuffed into corners. Now everything has a place to go. We had a great morning of playing and it was amazing to see my boys putting things back into their places (without being asked)!
All this decluttering makes me thinking of the verse in Matthew 16:19 where Jesus says: “Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
I want to hold loosely to my stuff on earth because it is only “stuff”.
It is the people in my life that truly matter. JC running into my arms after Kindergarten with a huge smile. CC giving me his little smirk as he tells me a joke and baby OC’s squawk as he yells from the top of the bunkbed. Sexy Necks presence as he holds us all together!
P.S. Don’t ask me to show you our parents basement where alot of this “stuff” has gone. I am thinking we should just have a garage sale instead of moving it. Cann boys, what do you think?