Sunday, January 2, 2011

Striving Towards Zen

"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the uneccessary so that the necessary may speak."--Hans Hoffman

For the past 10 days, I have made good on getting my house in order in preparation for the new year. I've cleaned out four closets, cleared out the garage, (my VW beetle finally fits inside!) and hauled off enough unwanted stuff to charity to fill a Mac truck. It's amazing how junk starts to pile up taking up way too much space in your life.

It also makes you think twice before going out to buy more stuff. I believe in Feng Shui and I was advised that if you want new things to come into your life, you've GOT to clear out the old clutter in the physical space that surrounds around you. I'm happy to report, I've made a significant dent in that department.

I even got two bathrooms painted!(I confess, I did have help with that.) Who knows, at the rate I'm going, maybe I'll actually have a home that looks totally zen and streamlined like what I see on the magazine covers of Real Simple or Martha Steward Living. Well, it's something to strive for. Happy new year everybody!

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