After thinking more about other steps I can take this year on the journey towards less, the idea of empty spaces kept popping into my mind.
intentionally creating and maintaining empty spaces.....
I've decluttered well. My closet is not packed full of clothes, my kitchen cupboards are not at risk of spilling their contents, etc. My house has space to breathe, but I can't think of a single empty space, except maybe the middle of the room.
It's very easy to create the empty space ~ you simply remove items from said space. Maintaining them, however, is a bit harder. When I see empty space I get the urge to fill it. This is what I need to fight this year. Empty space is calming and can be a visual reminder of the quietness and peace I am striving for.
It's ok for a drawer to be empty.
It's ok for a a cupboard to be empty.
It's ok to have extra space on a bookshelf.
It's ok not to have anything stored under the bed.
It's also ok to have empty spaces in my life and schedule. Time where there is nothing to do. When I find myself in these situations, I begin looking for a way to best use the time. I am learning that it's ok to just sit and be quiet.
I'm curious to know if you have empty spaces.....