Today’s “Sunday Thoughts” are a string of quotes, both vintage and modern, that deal with clutter and disorganization. This will be the subject of an upcoming entry regarding “The Re-Boot”.
Usually, I publish “Sunday Thoughts” with little or no explanation as to why I chose that particular quote or thought. Most of the time, it has something to do that relates to my week’s end or a mood I may be experiencing. My hope is that a few of my readers will also relate, find comfort, solace, or wisdom from the thoughts. This Sunday, you know exactly what I’m thinking about and how my week is going.
I could not pick just one thought.
“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
–William Morris, 1880
“Most of us are inclined to keep too many old and useless things in our houses and in our minds as well. Good housekeepers have an excellent custom of going from attic to cellar, at least once a year, and clearing out every closet and drawer. Some shake out and dust each article packed away in box or trunk, only to replace it and repeat the process year after year. How much better to give away the discarded clothing, the bric-a-brac or picture for which we no longer care. The Salvation Army always stands ready to relieve us of superfluous effects.”
–Emily Tolman, 1907
“Get rid of clutter and you may just find it was blocking the door you’ve been looking for.”…”Clutter is found in so many shapes and sizes. We can find it on our kitchen tables, under our beds, in our cars, and in our heads.”
(I really like that one)
“There is something immensely therapeutic about clearing your clutter. The reason is that while you are clearing things on an external level, there is a corresponding change going on internally too…. Being clear of clutter is one of the greatest aids I know to manifesting the life you want, and it is absolutely essential if you truly want to know joy and happiness in your life.”
“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it’s not all mixed up.”
—Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne