Are You A Stuff Manager?

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A couple weeks ago I posted this quote to the Simplified Life Facebook page.  Lots of folks agreed and even shared it to their own pages.  Some left comments, but a comment from my cousin caught my attention.  She said – “I’m SO done being a stuff manager.”

And I loved that comment because I think it is so true.  Many of us live our lives being managers of stuff. For some of us it feels like its become its own full time job.

Being a Stuff Manager is stealing the very life from us.

  1. It keeps us from spending time with family and friends.
  2. It robs us of needed time for ourselves to unwind, be refreshed and rejuvenated.
  3. It keeps us from serving and living the life we truly want.

Instead of adding joy, it steals it from our lives and instead ushers in frustration and stress over having to keep up with it all.

So how do you know you’re a stuff manager?  And how do you get free of this self-imposed role? Here are a few things to consider. Read more

Clean Out A Drawer – Week #8

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WELCOME!  I am so glad you are here.  Every Wednesday I will be sharing (1) tip to help inspire you to lead a simpler life.  It won’t be anything hard or something I haven’t tried myself.  Living a simple life is a conscious choice made up of small steps every day.  So here is our small step for today.

Week #8 – Clean Out A Drawer

That’s it! One drawer.  Actually, I challenge you to clean out your junk drawer.  Everyone has them.  It’s the place we throw things when we don’t know what to do with them.

Actually, cleaning out the junk drawer was one of the first steps I made when we started to de-clutter and simplify.  There was something about taking the items in the drawer and making a decision about what to do with them.  If you really want to get serious about cleaning out the clutter you have to be willing to make the decisions, the easy and hard ones. Read more