Like many women, I have a tendency to overpack and overstuff my schedule, home, to-do-list and life in general. Maybe you can relate? Sometimes all the stuff that I pack into my day, week, month and year don’t end up being that beneficial for me.
In fact, I usually want to purge, spruce, straighten and get things cleaned up and out order to free up my time and create space. I’ve tried a variety of things to simplify my schedule and detach myself from unnecessary clutter. However, I struggle with this and overwhelm sets in.
I’d heard of the book called Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind & Soul by Ruth Soukup and thought that I should probably read it. I did and have been blessed with encouragement, drive and a way to get a little freedom from my stuff. Let me explain…
My Stuff Story
When my husband and I got married, we combined two households. He lived an hour away so we moved him into a rental house near where I lived while we planned the wedding. After our honeymoon, we moved Sean into my house which became our house.
In other words, in 4 months, we moved Sean twice. Since my house was fully furnished, we didn’t really need his stuff.
Of course, we wanted his things and picked some items to use in our home but the rest was put in storage over at my mom’s and in boxes located in our garage.
Several years later, we sold the house and had never unpacked those boxes from the garage. (Sigh….) In fact, we moved them (yes, again!) into a storage facility because we moved into a temporary home, also furnished. While we’ve been house hunting, Sean and I have been blessed to stay in a family home. It’s just been longer than we had planned.
In other words, we’ve got stuff in storage, stuff in our current home, temporary home, stuff still at my mom’s and have continued to accumulate stuff since we’ve lived here. We’ve been given stuff, bought stuff, borrowed stuff and I’ve come to realize that we’ve got too much STUFF!
Ruth’s book, Unstuffed, was a lifesaver. She breaks the book into three easy sections: Home, Mind and Soul. She identifies these areas as the places we stuff things away which ultimately clutters up our lives.
Unstuffed is packed with easy action steps to help you gain control over your life and the stuff in it. Plus, the author applies scripture in a variety of examples which brought me a much-needed perspective to my stuff problem.
You need this book if you are experiencing the challenge of a packed out life. My favorite sections include steps to guide you through a successful decluttering your home, mind and soul.
A few of my fave parts include:
- 1o Tidy Habits that will Change Your Life
- The Unstuffed Weekend Challenge (Complete with a detailed schedule and prep list!)
- How to Create a Schedule that Works for Your Family
- Biblical Wisdom on Stress and Rest
If you want to unstuff your life and have a greater peace of mind, then buy Unstuffed today. You’ll be thankful you did. It’s easy, helpful and entertaining to read. I’m still working on getting clutter free but this book helped me really focus on the goal.
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