I think a lot about how to live a meaningful, less cluttered life, with more quality, meaning and significance. One very simple way to introduce the idea of less stuff in your life is to start with the towels. There was a time when we had a whole pantry of towels…a whole pantry for two people! I read an article about how animal shelters, and vet clinics could always use donated towels. So, we began there…two hefty bags later, we created more shelf space, and some puppies got to use those towels. Today, Mac and I each have one very well crafted bath towel, and one extra towel for backup. We also have twenty-four wash cloths that we fold, and use as bathroom hand towels. Other than our kitchen towels, that’s it.
So, start with the towels! The SPCA, or any shelter, or vet of your choice would welcome them.
Here are two bloggers I follow on FaceBook, and subscribe to their posts; The Minimalists (you may have heard them on NPR), and Becoming Minimalist. If you have any interest in creating even a hint of a more simple life, their writings should inspire you.
Phebe Phillips lives in Dallas, Texas. Visit her website at www.phebephillips.com.