I’m aware that this isn’t the usual way. The more people living in a house, the more dirt, laundry, dishes, books, golf clubs, sewing materials, _______, ________. You fill in the blanks.
But if I want to live more simply, I can do my part. I have more dishes, clothes, books, etc. than I need or use, all of which take up psychic time, physical space and personal energy. For example, I don’t wear many of the spring clothes that I get out each year. Really, how many T-shirts do I need? Certainly not as many as I have. I hate to admit how many I will needlessly iron and then put back in the box, unworn, in the fall.
No, no, no, not this year. This spring I’m going to recycle to Good Will or the church rummage sale what I know I won’t wear. I simply promise.