Your garage might be so full of stuff that you can’t fit your car inside. Your schedule doesn’t even have room for you to have lunch. There isn’t an extra dollar in the budget.
If you can say yes to any of those situations, then “Uncluttered: Free Your Space, Free Your Schedule, Free Your Soul” is for you. Courtney Ellis talks about her own journey of downsizing her life to live it to the fullest:
God has very little interest in our possessions, except to remind us that they must never be our utmost concern. (26)
When we feel like we need to make a “Target run”
Shopping meets our deep hunger for intangible, eternal assurance that we are seen and valued and loved– with a temporal, temporary fix. We are starving, and our consumer-centric culture wants to feed us with cotton candy. (52-53)
Uncluttering your phone:
I didn’t get rid of a smartphone entirely[…] Instead I simply unloaded absolutely everything I could from my smartphone. My phone is now just a telephone, a texting device, a GPS, a camera, and a Bible. (71)
Uncluttering your schedule:
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.