It’s the time of year for spring cleaning, and as you’re wiping down the shelves in your closet you notice something: You have too much stuff.
This is a real problem, both because clutter and disorganization increase stress and because, for Christians, consumerism often conflicts with our ideal values of generosity and simplicity.
So, it’s time to reboot by cutting back. Here are six ways you can embrace intentional living:
Go All Konmari On Your Closet
Here’s the deal: Take every piece of clothing you own out
of your closet or drawers and only put back those items that, as the Konmari system puts it “bring you joy.” Define “joy” here however you want.
Only Buy Things You Need
Now you’ve gotten rid of all of your unnecessary belongings, you need to ensure you’re
not going to repeat your old patterns and end up with a dragon-worthy pile of stuff.
Recreate Your Workspace
Take a look at your desk or workspace and get rid of anything that distracts you from working—or items you simply don’t need lying around your desk anymore.
Declutter Your Desktop
Just as physical minimalism provides a nicer, cleaner space to live, a cleaner computer desktop offers a better place to work and play.
Embrace the Digital World
It’s 2021; we’ve talked about this. Do you really need hard copies of photos from your 17th birthday party and Thanksgiving 1989? Really?
Libraries are still a thing. Instead of buying a physical book, you can actually take one out on loan from the library. If you liked it, consider buying it as an eBook.