Over the last decade or so, we’ve heard all the things the smartphone has replaced.
- Mp3 player
- Boom box
But what you never hear about is the bathroom magazine holder. For as long as I’ve “played house” which is about 38 years now; I’ve had a basket 🧺 of ‘reading material’ by each toilet.
I can almost say with complete certainty that in the last 10 years, not one book or magazine has been pulled out and looked at except by me to clean the greasy dust of them.
So why do we hold onto completely useless things? Because of tradition? Or habit. I heard an organizer on the l radio say that you don’t need a pile of washcloths in your bathroom by the shower if you never use one.
That was HUGE for me!
I tend to keep things- just in case someone needs them.
Although I rarely have house guests, there’s always that ‘chance’.
As I looked around at what my attempt of ‘just in case’ was costing me, I noticed the endless half (or less) empty shampoo bottles that I keep because I don’t want to “waste the money”, yet I’ve outgrown the desire to use that brand.
How much is your time/space/clarity/simplification/order/dust-free items/TIME? Worth?
Amazon has it all figured out in this article. But im more interested in what psychological effect the clutter of these items has on a day-to-day basis. Every single thing in our houses has to be
And before all these things- the mental energy has to be conjured up to do each one. This may not seem like a big deal to some, but we really do only have so much mental energy and time. If there is one stressful thing sucking up that time and energy, it pulls it in even tighter.
I guess you could call it Fall cleaning instead of spring cleaning. Practical Perfection has a great fall cleaning checklist.
So today is purge day. I got rid of my toilet 🧺 basket! Now I’m working on unused washcloths.