I never thought after all these years I would need to read a book about how to sort through "stuff", however Genevieve told us about a book she claimed was very helpful. She was correct. One technique is to hold the item up & ask," Does this spark joy?" Dax was excited so he purchased Marie Kondos book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up." http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22318578-the-life-changing-magic-of-tidying-up It was a spark indeed as lots of unemotional clearing out followed. & we intend to to keep going.
Recently while returning from Oregon I spotted a family who had embraced a simplistic lifestyle. On top of their "home" (a bus they had turned into a piece of art ) was their chicken coop). This certainly is a new definition for free range chickens & I counted 2. Hopefully they were chickens & not roosters. Unfortunately I can't acknowledge who this free spirited family are, but I am sure they are well known in Southern Oregon. Maybe after all our cleaning out & downsizing the gypsy in Dax & I may entertain the idea of mimicking the free range life! We still have plenty of paint in the garage boasting all kinds of beautiful colors.
Thanks for visiting, Keep in touch, Lizzie