Do you ever find yourself muttering under your breath that this house is just too small, when faced with yet another pile of things that you can’t find a proper home for?
As Peter Walsh, the Australian anti-clutter man says:
You only have the space you have.
I have read two of his books and they are very good (see my recommended reads page for all my favourite books). The quote above has stayed with me because it is so simple, yet so fundamentally true.
In the past, I was guilty of keeping things that were earmarked for the vague and far off day when we would live in a bigger house. How crazy is that? First of all, I didn’t have any intention of moving in the near future. And secondly, if the day did come when I could suddenly buy a bigger house, presumably I would also be able to stretch to buying whatever it is was that was being stored, right?