I've always been very drawn to minimalism, and at a glance my home does look fairly minimal and uncluttered I would say. But after this week's emptying of all storage places in attic and eaves cupboards in order that the house could be better insulated, I see that I can't lay claim to the title Minimalist.
I knew there was quite a lot of stuff stashed away - but until I saw it all together I really had no idea just how much there was.
Instead of being overwhelmed however, I feel energised and am dealing with it - every day another few bags leave the house!
The timely arrival of Marie Kondo's book The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying made me laugh (both the timing and the book itself) and made me take a more radical approach, and the timing of a family party next weekend has me determined to keep going till it's done.
The other good news is that my husband is joining in.....