We collect stuff. It’s easily accessible, it’s fun, and sometimes, it’s free. Our homes are filled with stuff, our calendars are filled with stuff and our emotions are filled with stuff. Becoming unstuffed is not a bad thing.
I loved reading Unstuffed by Ruth Soukup. She does a great job of not only providing a reasonable and realistic plan for getting your home and life “unstuffed”, but she also talks about the psychology of how it happened to begin with.
In the book, Ms. Soukup starts by discussing the real need for each home. I appreciated that because it’s reminded me to keep my home one that encourages friends and family to be a part of my life rather than trying to keep up appearances.
A great quote from the book to this issue: “I’m not proud to admit there have been plenty of times in the not-too-distant past when I was far more worried about the image than the reality. When my version of hospitality was all about me and the attention I could bring to myself rather than about how I made other feel.” (Loc349)
Ms. Soukup speaks from her own experiences in learning to deal with being stuffed. She discusses not only removing the physical clutter, but the emotional, relational and spiritual clutter as well. She provides many practical applications and one of them that was most helpful to me, was to simply stop procrastinating small areas that collect stuff.
Another great part of this book is the option to sign up for the Unstuffed App where a daily challenge is given. What a great way to keep you motivated!
Unstuffed encouraged and motivated me to start dealing with the clutter. A great book I would totally recommend and one that’s giving me the “Want to” in unstuffing my home. I have found myself talking about this book with my friends, a clear indication to me that it’s a good book. By far, the best part of the book is the fact that everything comes back to our relationship in Christ. Ms. Soukup relates this section in a thought provoking and loving way. I would absolutely recommend Unstuffed by Ruth Soukup.
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