This is just part of a very famous quote from Albert Einstein.“Out of clutter, find simplicity, from discord, find harmony, in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” –Albert Einstein
But in these 30 Days of Organization, I’m really focused on the clutter-simplicity relationship. They’re opposites, you know. The simple approach is clean, organized, well put together. The clutter is everything that is dirty, confused, and more complicated than it needs to be. Clutter breeds complications–both physically and mentally. And right now, I feel very eager and willing to get rid of the overly complicated things in my life. I’m looking for streamlined and smoothness. I’m yearning for a what-you-see-is-what-you-get approach.
Why do I need a closet full of clothes I don’t wear? It just makes it harder to decide what to put on, and quite honestly I wear most of the same clothes over and over. And why do I need mountains of books or piles of kitchen gadgets? I don’t. I am realizing that I hold on to possessions for a lot of reasons: sentimentality, laziness, preconceived convenience. But the truth is that those are excuses because is just that: stuff.
I’m not saying I’m ready to donate all I own to the less fortunate and live in a tent in my brother’s backyard. As lovely as the neighbors would be, that’s not what would make me happy. But I know that I could be happy with less. I could do more with less. And that’s the direction I’m headed this month. I’m looking for simplicity from clutter.