There is a trend sweeping our country to return to a simpler way of living. The bookshelves I’ve been browsing lately are a reflection of this. There are several books on simplicity which can mean actually living a simple life as well as moving away from materialism and ¬†decluttering of household items (which is nearly a movement in itself). Additionally there are numerous websites and online support groups related to both simplicity and decluttering. It’s a good pairing.

Happening on this section at this time was a great time for me since I had recently hopped on the decluttering wagon and I’ve always been a pretty “simple” girl. I especially enjoy looking at before and after photos once someone has “simplified” or “decluttered” their environment. The photos are inspirational. It’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words. Equally true is the fact that living more simply allows us to concentrate on what is really importatnt.