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Less Is More
I went through a long collecting phase. It started with duck salt and pepper sets. I dabbled in Royal Copenhagen plates and flowery, reticulated Bavarian dishes. I had a cupboard full of vases, a dozen ceramic teapots, vintage fruit crate labels, a rubber stamp collection and, most embarrassing of all, the Beanie Baby phase.
Husband asked one day, “Why don’t you try collecting money?”
Ha-ha! Funny man.
But that’s all in the past. I’m currently in a non-collecting, anti-clutter phase.
I just imagine, after I die, someone going through my house, planning an estate sale. Do I want them to be amazed by all the crap I’ve collected? Or do I want them to marvel at how tidy and organized everything is? I’d rather impress them with tidiness.
I donated a lot of junk when we moved into this house. I didn’t go to a single yard sale all summer. I’m not exactly collecting money, but I’m not amassing stuff anymore.
Less is more, that’s my new motto.