As I get rid of more and more things there is a strange shift happening in my home. I have been focusing on the things in my immediate environment and now as I look around, it is beginning to look a little sparse. This makes me wonder if we acquire things because we think they "finish" a room. I am loving the rooms with open space on the shelves and drawers with only a few items in them. How many things are acquired just to fill up empty space? Now I can find what I need! I am quite certain that a lot of things purchased are actually replacements for things that just can't be found. Let's not discuss how many pairs of nail clippers I have come across. Yes, they only cost a couple of dollars each but you get the point. If you can't find it you can't use it and if you need it you'll go get it. Right?
Today I am letting go of:
1. Yet another jean jacket - do you think I'll be sorry if I get rid of all of them?
2. A red Patagonia jacket - I wear it because I think it makes me look sporty but I don't really like it. Who am I kidding?
3. A blue Columbia lightweight jacket (I need to keep maybe two jackets, right?)
4. A pair of ski pants
5. Another aluminum tennis racket