Decluttering One Chip at a Time

“The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed – it is a process of elimination.”  ~Elbert Hubbard

A sculptor will look at that block of marble and chip away only a little bit at a time. Then he will stand back and see where he should make the next chip. Decluttering should be looked at in the same way.

Many times we want to just jump in and clear out as much as we can.  Then later we regret getting rid of something. It’s kind of like taking that block of marble (or ice as in the picture below) and chopping, chopping, and chopping without taking the time to sit back and calculate the next move.


So look at your house or particular area of clutter from the viewpoint of a sculptor. See what is the easiest stuff to get rid of. Then stand back and take another good look.  Chip away at the next layer of clutter. Before you know it you will have created a work of art in your home. The true beauty hiding behind all that clutter will finally shine through. As Elbert Hubbard said in the quote above, “it is a process of elimination”.

When you chip away a little at a time you’ll rarely have any regrets. What you got rid of was not needed!

To a lighter load along the way.


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