Packing up to move has given a new meaning to my uphill battle of simplification. I started filling boxes two weeks ago, with the stuff I wouldn’t need for a couple. Surprise, surprise. Other than the dish I needed to contribute a peach cobbler to a potluck, I haven’t missed a thing–and the box pile is already high. If you’re like me, and watch while the blank spaces in your home automatically fill over the years, take note. The accumulation is so gradual that you hardly notice… until, that is, you read all about clutter and how it can suck the life right out of you… about how it keeps stress levels high. The book, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, helped me get a grip years ago. It gave me a new, important, perspective on how all that extra stuff surrounding me every day was stealing the energy I needed to live a better life. Downsizing is hard. Letting go of your possessions is a mental tug-o-war, but worth the ease it brings.