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One thing our pioneer forefathers and mothers didn’t have to worry about was downsizing their possessions or finding organizers for all their stuff.
This time of year, a lot of focus is on new starts and getting organized, with the thought it will make your life simpler and better.
Most pioneer families only had a few treasured possessions, the Bible, and maybe one or two other books. They weren’t worried about what to wear the next day, they had one church dress/outfit, and two everyday work outfits.
So instead of spending time organizing all your stuff, why not go through it and toss what you really don’t need. Trust me, we really don’t need half of what we have.
Without all the “stuff” we spend less time cleaning and can spend more time on the stuff that matters.
What’s your tip for downsizing your belongings and simplifying your life?
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Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.