If I was to tear out every page of every book I've ever bought and haven't read on how to declutter and simplify, I could wallpaper a room. Seriously. My quest for a simple life is never-ending. It's getting better but it really is true that less is more. Less clutter and knick-knacks makes dusting easier, that's one good thing. But less clutter around you also equals less clutter in your mind, making for better sleep and just all around better moods.
When selling your home, simple is so much better than complicated. I do my best to simplify the process by providing a staging consultation and explaining the process and paperwork in simple language. I want you to know what to expect and to feel free to ask for what you need.
My garden could use a little simplifying. The last gardener that I hired for spring cleaning suggested that I would do well to thin out the flowers. This was horrifying to me because as flowers go, less isn't more in the garden. Over the course of the winter, though, I've come to realize that he was right. There is so much going on out there that it is totally overwhelming me. It is time to simplify even my wild garden.
As we grow older, I think we find that the things we want are few and tend to be things that money can't buy. A simple life, love of family and pets, a glass of iced tea on a sunny day, a nice glass of cabernet in the evening, laughter with friends.
I'm striving for this every day.