This blog is about getting rid of things.

I am a recovering packrat and a wannabe extreme minimalist. This blog is written as self-help therapy to talk myself into giving up objects that I have emotionally bonded to.  Also exploration of the practical aspects of living a minimalist life.

The bakelite doorbell is a symbol that represents conflict between: the obsessive desire to cast away all possessions to maximize freedom and peace of mind – and the psychological need to retain all things due to the emotional value invested in them.


3 Responses to “About”

  1. Jenn Says:

    just stumbled across your blog, and i’m so grateful to read your thoughts because i can relate. my stuff is taking over my life. i spend more time maintaining my junk than enjoying it. it wasn’t always like this for me. thanks for sharing your journey.

    new reader,

  2. Wanda Says:

    You are sharing a truly personal journey that requires lots of support. I loved the comment about taping episodes of Clean Sweep. Funny.
    Recounting your challenges of getting rid of little stuff as well as other people’s stuff was enlightening. It seems perplexing that you deal with other people’s clutter — pass it on. I too am dealing with getting rid of a storage unit.

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