Her theory is that people who can't let go of their clutter are either trying to hold on to the past or fear the future. I say pooh.
When we retired we sold our 2,000 sq.ft. house and moved across the country to about a 3,000 sq.ft. house just so we'd have plenty of room for our clutter. If something is in our house it's because we like, we need it, it makes us happy and so what if it clutters the place up.
We each have little stacks of stuff near where we sit or work. Piles of books, sheets of music, paint and canvas, yarn. It's how we like to live.
|My Corner By the Couch, paintings, crocheting|
|TBR stash next to the couch|
|Mac's books and sheet music|
|His easel and guitar|
Oh once a year I do a bit of a clear out, but it's not serious. This house represents our past and our future. No I don't want to let go of the past, but I'm up for whatever comes in the future. I walk from room to room and smile at what I see.
Am I an impulse buyer, not particularly, I don't shop for the fun of it. I buy what I want or need. If that makes our home cluttered so be it. I don't want to live minimally. We have room to spare.