One of my goals for 2016 is to complete some major de-cluttering tasks and reorganize the possessions in our home in a much simpler way. After watching a few episodes of “Hoarders: Buried Alive” on TV, I’m convinced that I do NOT want to allow our home to get anywhere close to any of those homes! I also don’t want to leave a mess behind some day for my children to have to sort through (as my siblings and our families did after my parents passed away). Plus, since we plan to move at some point, de-cluttering and organizing NOW will make that move much easier. I have already noticed that the more I get rid of clutter and get more organized, the happier and more peaceful I feel.
So far we have covered seven of Karl Moore’s Rules of Happiness:
In case you have missed any, here they are:
Now here’s today’s rule of happiness…
Rule #8 – Experience, Don’t Hoard!
“Investing in experiences rather than material goods creates greater lasting happiness.
It doesn’t have to be big and it doesn’t have to be expensive. And you can always do it on your own, too.
By living, and truly experiencing life, we feel more whole, fulfilled and authentic.
So, experience – don’t hoard – and you will be happy.” — Karl Moore
“When you’re curious,
you find lots of interesting things to do.”
– Walt Disney
Like I said at the beginning of this post, I’ve already realized the truth of this rule: living and experiencing life, unencumbered by excess possessions and clutter, does in fact facilitate greater degrees of happiness and fulfillment.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you have a tidy home, free of clutter, or do you struggle with having too many things in too little space? Have you ever watched that “hoarding” show? Do you know anyone who struggles with hoarding?
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