A couple days ago my husband sent me a link to a New York Times article entitled The Evolution of Simplicity by David Brooks. I thought, how cool! the New York Times is writing about the pattern company.
I was wrong! Although the article is still on a subject very near and dear to my heart. The clean up and clear out movement. I'm ready to make my life simpler.
In it he talks about "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up."
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But, honestly, this cartoon by Ros Chast from the New Yorker has LOTS of truth to it. I laughed out loud when I saw it. My big challenge is to get the stuff I don't want into the hands of someone who does.
So, I donate fabrics to the costume shop at my local junior college and craft supplies to a thrift store near me that specializes in crafts, fabrics and art supplies. All my old books go to the perennial used book sale in the basement of a near by library. And, of course, lots of stuff goes to my favorite thrift store. The trick is NOT to come back home with more stuff.
Actually, the real trick is to not buy anything you don't really love and need. SO HARD!