decluttering

book by book: taking tentative steps into minimalism

In Anne Lamott’s acclaimed book on the writing process, ‘Bird by Bird’, she encourages intentionality and confidence in simply making a start, without worrying about achieving perfection. As we try this approach to writing, we find words appear, slowly gathering pace like a flock of birds taking flight. Faith is required to begin. Things only …

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it will come in useful one day: stalling thoughts on clutter

I’m a child of the 50’s, who wore ribbons in my hair, smocked Ladybird dresses, Clarks sandals and Start-Rite shoes. I’m also an heir to the “it will come in useful one day”┬ápost-war philosophy, meaning I hate to throw anything away. Over the years, I’ve filled my small home with more than it can comfortably …

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