Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rightsizing Your Home

Remember the first time you moved? I could get everything in one car load. Where did all this stuff come from?

I know I went through an acquiring period when having silver, crystal, "good" china, a fondue pot were important to me. Now, not so much. I still have things in my home that I love but if something happened to them, would I be crushed? Probably not.

In my 60s I have really started letting go of items. My wardrobe is minimal. My house is smaller. I have less cookware. I have fewer needs. Every month when I clean and organize another zone in my home, I purposely let go of some items in that area. Do I still buy things? Yes, of course, I do. But since I am also letting go of things, my house does not feel overcrowded.

I feel I am pretty well rightsized for me right now but I know that there will come a time when even less will be right. All that we own needs care and maintenance. I have other things I like to do with my time than to take care of "things."

Consider your own home. Is it rightsized for you now? Do you love and need all the items in your home or would you enjoy some more breathing space instead?

Think about it.


Jonda S. Beattie
Professional Organizer

3 comments:

getorganizedalready said...

Brilliantly stated.

getorganizedalready said...

Brilliantly stated.

janetbarclay said...

We did a major downsizing about 8 years ago when we moved from a house to an apartment. It is amazing how much unnecessary stuff you keep when you have room for it! I got rid of a ton of stuff both before and after the move, and I haven't missed any of it!