Do you ever get that feeling? The urge to purge?
Unfortunately, I get that feeling all too often and wonder how in the world I still have things I can get rid of? Being someone who enjoys living life with less, it amazes me really how much I still have. How easily I slip into the mentality of the culture I live in, that is more is better, and the bigger, the better.
Everyday, I have to stop myself and ask “is this the life I really want to live?”
Is what I own, what I feel led to own, without having too much excess. And that’s the very thing that gets in the way – the excess. The excess cans of food. The excess pieces of clothing. The excess books. The excess kitchen utensils. You name it – I have excess.
That is why these urges to purge do not bother me. It makes me rethink what I own. Rethink the way I am living. Taking those moments to look back on my life, glance over everything I own, helps me live the life I really want to live, which is a LIFE WITH LESS.
So what do those urges look like? Typically I head to my closet to keep tweaking my wardrobe. Then I usually move on to our downstairs, where it is packed with things, but are things I am not quite yet ready to let go of, like our baby items. Then I usually bug my husband to go through his dresser drawers. Keeping our home in order, organized, and simple is a work in progress, but we are making progress. Slowly, but surely.
Do you ever get the urge to purge? What area of your home needs the most purging?