For nearly a month now, I’ve been news-free. The only thing I regret is not doing this years ago. My life is so much better without the negative influence of news media, and I have more time for other things. Recently, I’ve been very inspired to de-clutter our house, and have started a major spring cleaning/purge around here. I’ve done this before, but never on this scale. I took a car-load of stuff to Goodwill last week, and didn’t go inside the store after I dropped off my donations. That pretty much never happens. Usually, my car sees the Goodwill sign in the distance, and it steers itself right into the parking lot. But there’s nothing I need. So I just drove away.
Today I’ve been gathering up more things, and have nearly filled my car again. I’m feeling lighter with every item that leaves the house, and it’s a wonderful feeling.
I have found that websites about minimalism are very inspiring to me. I read an article about minimalism, and then I have to go clean out the laundry room cupboards or the key/wallet/junk area on our counter by the back door (both done today!) Rowdy Kittens has published a great list of 95 blog posts that deal with simple living and minimalism in all of its forms, and there is sure to be something there that will inspire you to tackle something… maybe even the kitchen junk drawer?