Friday, March 14, 2008

A New Two-For-One

Seeds X, 11

Seed: A New Two-For-One

Edward Readicker-Henderson’s article in S & H inspired this Seed as well as last week’s Seed. His major point was learning how to clear clutter from one’s life. Because clutter stalls my creative process, I’ve learned to keep a handle on it.

Mr. Readicker-Henderson’s solution is brilliant: For every new thing you bring into the house, release two old ones. The moment he proposed it, both he and his wife saw the possibilities and entered into the spirit of the project.

There were some rules. Like, get a new computer, and releasing a couple pairs of socks wouldn’t do. The releases had to be roughly equivalent in personal if not financial value.

It’s a terrific idea for beating clutter for a couple of reasons. First, most of us set out to defeat clutter as a huge one-shot project and therefore run out of steam before it’s complete. Second, it took the two of them a couple of years to release what they wanted to let go. Third, it made them conscious of their consumption.

He says it worked “like a ‘reverse Noah’s ark’.” By the time the third year rolled around, their consumption had dwindled because they’d let go of what there was to let go. Then, they were surrounded only by beloved, useful, valuable things.

Be content,

Susan Corso

Dr. Susan Corso

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