Simply Wrote…Less is more


By Heather Kinder - [email protected]



I recently started going through things in my house and have come to realize my husband and I have a lot of junk. Well, maybe not junk but stuff we just do not use. If we don’t use it why keep it?

We live in a small house and I mean small. Less than 1000 square feet, but it’s cozy. However, a little bit of stuff goes a long way in a house this small.

We both have things of sentimental value we have kept over the years, but then there are those things where we look at each other and wonder why we ever kept a particular item.

I guess as humans we have a bad habit of accumulating stuff.

If you have ever moved you will know exactly what I am talking about.

It’s all those items you pushed to the back of the closet you thought you would use one time or another. Then you start boxing stuff up to move and you realize you’re going to need more boxes.

In the process of moving seven times I have tried to get rid of things during each move. However, I think the only thing I accomplished was buying more stuff for the new place I was living.

I have often joked with my husband about cleaning one room at a time by taking it all out on the front lawn and only bringing back in what we really need and use.

I guess this would be one way to definitely live by the motto of less is more.

If you are ever in my neighborhood and see me dragging stuff out of my house you know I have had enough with all of the stuff.

And if you stick around long enough you may even find some real treasures to take home.

By Heather Kinder

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Heather Kinder is a reporter for the Coal Valley News. She can be contacted at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661, [email protected] or on Twitter @CVN_hkinder.

Heather Kinder is a reporter for the Coal Valley News. She can be contacted at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661, [email protected] or on Twitter @CVN_hkinder.

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