Teaser Tuesday - the joy of less

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:  
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.
"Before we begin, let's think back to the first day we moved into our house or apartment. We walked around the bare rooms, imagining what life would be like within its walls."

p. 52, "the joy of less - a minimalist living guide" by Francine Jay  

I typically read works of fiction, but will slip what I refer to as reference books into the mix occasionally.  The past few years I've made a concerted effort to bring less "stuff" into my home, and to get rid of things that I don't use.  If something is going to sit on a shelf or in a box in a closet and not be used, is it worth keeping?  (I say no!)  This is probably my favorite of the books I've read about paring down.  


  1. I'm working on this very thing too. I'd like to read the book:)

    My TT from Miss Mayhem

  2. I go through spurts of de-cluttering but still have way too much stuff. I should read this one. My teaser this week comes from Fan the Flames by Katie Ruggle - a romantic suspense title. Happy reading!

  3. Sounds like a good book if you want to become a minimalist :) Hope you're enjoying it.

    Here's my teaser.

  4. Oh, I SO need to declutter - we've lived here for 20+ years AND we have stuff accumulated by the children who have since moved out and left their clutter with us... One of the projects I'm hoping to achieve this summer when I'm not teaching. I might get hold of this book then!

  5. I really need to de-clutter my room and I need to urge my parents to do so too. I think this would be a helpful book. Thanks for sharing!

  6. We have been working on paring down too, although I don't know that we'll ever arrive at minimalist status! This book looks like a good guide to the process, so I may need to look for it.

  7. Having a 5 year old collector in the house makes it difficult. Haha I think we are better than we were a few years ago, but it's an ongoing battle--and not just because of my daughter, of course.

    Your teaser brought to mind the first time we walked through our current home--how empty and big it looked. The move helped us declutter quite a bit, but it is a constant process.


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