Sort It Out
Why do we let our possessions
take over and become our obsessions?
Things we acquire,
that we think are a must,
end up on a shelf
All sorts of gizmos and gadgets,
we save up our money to buy.
Later, we realize we don't need them,
although they once caught our eye.
Closets and attic are overflowing.
Good grief, what a mess!
All this clutter. Too much stuff!
The chaos causes stress.
Getting it all sorted and tidy
is on my bucket list.
I must figure out what I really need,
and get rid of what will never be missed.
It's time to prioritize what we've got.
Decide which things still bring joy,
and dispose of those which do not.
Who knew letting go
could be such a chore.
Repeat after me,
"Less is more. Less is more."
so true, so true - I really downsized about 8 years ago and luckily I haven't acquired too much back. The only thing I am so glad I didn't get rid of were my books and husband. The rest had to go, lol. LOvE your wise poem. Have fun decluttering. How's your summer - hope all is going well and you're not having unbearable heat.ReplyDelete
hey there - SO excited for you ...congrats and it is a whole new world. you might just have to start another "blog"... Hope you enjoy some cooler weather but it is summer so the chance of that...hmm. We had to go down the mountain today and it was still 85 when we came home tonight - up here it was about 72 at 9:00 so that is warm for us.Delete
Oh yes, so true and I love this so much. Decluttering is a must around here. Thank you so much for yet another wonderful poem.ReplyDelete
Very well said!! Before buying things now, I always take into consideration, there's no where to put them, and at my age, why store up more stuff for the children to deal with. ;)ReplyDelete
Oh how I agree! I've spent months sorting, throwing away and organizing! lolReplyDelete
Have a great weekend.
Yes, yes and encore!ReplyDelete
Less is more.
Amen to that, Connie. I've more purging to do here too.
Have a great weekend.
So true! Well said.ReplyDelete
You've hit the nail on the head. My hubby and I both have a dominant pack rat gene, I'm afraid. I still have lesson plans for classes I taught thirty years ago... and worthless "treasures" from my childhood. I suspect our children will burn our house down when we die. It'd be a lot easier than dealing with all our stuff.ReplyDelete
Each time I come back from my father's place and his zillion years of accumulation (all neat but it's a lot), I go on a clean out frenzy here in TX. Ray knows to not let stray stuff sit out or it could be a goner!ReplyDelete
My mother lived by that rule: Less is more. I must get rid of some clothes, since I retired, I don't need work clothes anymore. Thanks for the reminder,ReplyDelete
Ah, yes! So many of us have this problem! After cleaning my mother-in-law's house out (she'd lived there 40 years) we turned to our own...less is more and less of a chore!ReplyDelete
Does this poem have any relation to your own downsizing Connie? It really is an ongoing task even for us after downsizing from a house to a single floor apt life. How and where does all this stuff keep coming from?ReplyDelete
Beatrice, yes, it does! Retirement is coming soon for us, and we hope to move to a smaller home or perhaps a condo from the large house where we currently are living. We are just beginning with the downsizing. It is going to take us a while!Delete
My perennial problem "Things I acquire, end up on a shelf collecting dust"ReplyDelete
Agree. I just don’t seem to be successful in making it go away. Then I think about all the stuff I really have gotten rid of and how much worse it would be if it was all still here. I have to give myself a little credit.ReplyDelete
YES! A good message in your poem!ReplyDelete
Yikes, you really captured the essence of downsizing. We downsized 18 years ago and probably will do so again (we are aging faster than I like, lol) and we have accumulated way too much stuff, again. hugs, ljReplyDelete
A wonderful life lesson well written Connie! just love it!ReplyDelete
Super poem! It is so true.ReplyDelete
TRUE! I need to go clean out closets now! lolReplyDelete
Dear Connie this is wonderful poetry having powerful fact of life!ReplyDelete
When we are young we hardly think about days when our body and senses Will get weaker and weaker
Our enthusiasm for having will turn into a forceful effort to look at same stuff with same attraction. Our timely joys become burden for our weak lazy bones!
Best wishes for your retirement n moving to another house my friend!
Thanks, everyone! It seems never-ending.ReplyDelete