A few years ago, I realised that I loved staying in hotels more than living at home. Why? I liked the interior in the hotels I stayed in. There was no mess in the bathroom, and no stuff on the tables and other surfaces. There were no excess things that had to be registrered and processed in my mind. It was a sheer joy to unpack what little I had brought, and knowing that it was all I needed.
But it became pretty expensive staying in hotelrooms in order to escape the mess of my home... I realised that I would like it better at home if I got rid of some stuff and kept the place in better order.
At first, I thought the solution was better storage. I was wrong. After a while, I realised that new boxes weren't solving anything. I was just moving stuff around in an attempt to find a better place for it.
I came to the conclusion that I had to get rid of a lot more stuff. Not just getting rid of a little now and then, but a major downsizing of my home was needed. I needed to see a palpable difference everywhere. Less stuff laying around on the surfaces of the rooms, less clothes in the wardrobe, less utensils in the kitchen, less things in the drawers, and so on.
It is a big difference now, and I actually like being at home. I no longer feel the need to go away in order to be able to relax.
I'm not done yet, but it's good enough for now. I have clean surfaces and I can easily maintain them. I can just kick back and enjoy!