Date: 10 April 2015. Black Bag Freedom.
Guest author Steven of
This piece is for
The Writer's Block.
It's written by an online associate. We were talking about various
ways of getting rid of the accumulated Stuff. Clutter seems to grow
exponentially when one settles in a place for any length of time.
Steven's plan is detailed in this article.
writes: When began my “minimalist” endeavor I decided to put
anything that I wasn’t currently using into a large plastic bag
(dark black so I couldn’t see inside of it) Then, after about 4-6
months, if I found that I hadn’t thought “oh rats, I needed that and
went and got it out, I simply donated the entire bag (without
re-opening it) and never looked back.
Some things I even just threw
away into the dumpster outside…again, without looking into the bag.
I guess it comes down to what is important in your life because when
you stop and think about it, it is all “just stuff.”
Stuff gets in the way when you
are trying to free yourself from the things that are tying you down
and Stuff in your life really isn’t necessary to enjoy the freedom
Once I made all of the decisions I needed to make I found that I
could live quite comfortably on what remained and it wasn’t much. A
few clothes, cleaning materials, bed, food and gas money in my
Even on boats we have trash
Stuff accrues and must be dealt with. J.
Steven continues: I hit the road and never looked back. It was exciting and a
little scary at the same time but it is also that I wanted to do for
20 years as I finished up my work career and all that held me back.
I don’t regret it for one moment and hope that you’ll be able to
just let go of all the Stuff in your life and move on down the road.
© Steven of
Becoming Clutter-Free, Characters,
The Writer's Block
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