Stuff

If stuff doesn’t have a home in your home, you need to get rid of it, or it will forever wander around the house.        Leo Babauta

I own an opera cape that was an antique when my grandmother wore it 60 years ago. Its home is at the end my sofa — unlike the coat that I toss over the back of a chair (and have to search for later) because I’m in a hurry.


Practice: Add something you consider beautiful to a room that you struggle to keep orderly: a vase of tulips, a blue bowl, your child’s drawing. Over time, notice whether having it there helps you create additional order.

Related practices: Clearing clutter