LESS IS MORE
One aspect of growing older is the prospect of what to do with our stuff as we approach the next stages of our life. Step One is downsizing when we retire if we move into a smaller house. Step Two might be a move to an assisted living facility. See where I’m going with this? Ultimately, we start thinking about what we want to happen to all the stuff we have left when we die.
I have friends with lots of stuff stashed into their sheds, garages, storage facilities, drawers and closets who say, “I’m going to let my kids worry about what to do with all that when I’m gone.” I understand how they might feel that way. Getting rid of all this is overwhelming and involves lots of work and lots of decisions.
I take a different approach. I think I’d like to be rid of my stuff by the time my body gets rid of me. To me, less is more. It makes me uncomfortable to have a bunch of clutter stashed around that I never see, never use, and certainly don’t need.
In the coming weeks, I’d like to have a conversation with you about how you feel about this issue and what tips and suggestions we can come up with. If you’re interested, subscribe to my blog and you’ll get a notice in your email of a new post each week.
(This time, it is not research for a book. Just an opportunity to have a conversation about things that interest those of us in the over 60 citizenry.)