Think-Back-On-It Thursday #8 - Decluttering

Now that I've written 495 posts for Maximum Gratitude, Minimal Stuff, I'm in the process of revising my older writing. And some of those older posts are quite useful.

But many of you are newer readers and have never seen posts that were written in 2018, 2019, or even last summer or fall. And if you've been a faithful reader for quite a while (thank you), you've probably forgotten. I wrote the stuff, and I've forgotten parts of it!

It's worth visiting what we've written, read, or thought before, as both a reminder and for new insights. So on selected Thursdays, instead of posting new content, I'm going to direct you toward posts of the past that I think are worth a re-read.


Journey to a simpler life.

Decluttering can be a giant job that takes a lot of time and energy, and for that reason most of us need a lot of inspiration and encouragement to keep going until the task is done. Here are some articles that will provide that. (They'd be good to share with friends and family too!)

Why Unused Items Aren't Harmless, Plus 7 Easy Ways to Clear the Clutter, from August 7, 2020

Clutter robs us and our homes of vital, creative, happy energy. But these seven easy ways to remove clutter set you free to live your best life.

Yes, You Can Declutter Gifts – and Here's How, from April 16, 2021

It's okay to remove any item from your home, even if it was a gift from someone you care about. Here are thoughts and questions that let you overcome guilt and keep the happy memories.

Minimalism Lets You Embrace the Possibilities, from August 3, 2020

Coco Chanel advised, "Take one thing off." You can remove one thing from your home or schedule today – perhaps a piece of furniture, a collection, or a time-waster – and feel more calm, energetic, and ready for life's surprises.

5 Reasons Your Life Will Be Better If You Simplify, from May 3, 2021

Figuring out how to get to less may be the easy part. But if you want the results to be long-lasting, you need a compelling reason to completely change your life.

The Difference Between Minimalism and Decluttering, and Why It Matters, from May 7, 2021

What is minimalism? More than decluttering, it's a counter-cultural lifestyle that chooses meaning and value over accumulation and busyness. Here's why you should explore it.

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