I’m not a minimalist (nor do I intend to become a minimalist), but I really enjoyed Francine Jay’s The Joy of Less. This is the perfect book if you need motivation for spring cleaning and de-cluttering, or if you’re just looking to curb your shopping habit. The pages are filled with useful advice about everything from emptying out desk drawers and building a wardrobe to dealing with unwanted gifts. A true minimalist home looks empty to me, but I figure if I aim for minimalism I should at least be able to accomplish organized, efficient, and uncluttered. Right? Here are a few favorite ideas I jotted down from the book as I was reading:
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful,
or believe to be beautiful. —William Morris
If you haven’t used an item in over a year, out it goes.
The idea is not to choose the things we’ll get rid of,
but to choose the things we’ll keep.
The goal is to accomplish the greatest number of tasks
with the least amount of items.
Wow! Easter already? It always seems to sneak up on me. Happy Resurrection Day, have a superb holiday weekend, and I’ll meet you back here on Tuesday!