There it is, that perfect point in life where you have just the right amount of everything. Is it even possible? When it comes to things or stuff, I think there is. What is the right amount of stuff for one person will not be right for another. This is a personal journey and only you can decide what is perfect for you. But in general you know you have the right amount of stuff when you can find exactly what you need when you need it. You don't have to go digging through piles of junk, clothes, accessories...whatever. Having the right amount of stuff is freeing. You feel good when you open a cabinet or drawer and you can see everything you have. It really is such a luxurious feeling. Have you ever gone on vacation and taken just what you need and you think to yourself, wow this is so much easier than when I'm at home? It's that feeling only every day you feel like that. It's getting ready in the morning and not having to go round and round about what to wear. Everything you have fits just right and is flattering. No more too tight or too loose clothes. It's opening your closet and knowing exactly what is in there and being grateful for it. It's opening the refrigerator and liking what you see. It smells good in there. Nothing is shoved in and spoiling in the back. It makes you want to cook! It's opening your medicine cabinet and being able to reach for exactly what you need without everything falling out. All the makeup you own makes you feel good putting it on. Same with hair products. You know you have the right stuff when getting ready doesn't take forever and you look pretty and fresh when you step outside. The right amount of stuff feels good, it doesn't feel like a burden. So you see it's really not a specific amount of things but rather the perfect amount for YOU. Some people say my house is minimal and others laugh at that idea. But it's perfect for ME. And that is what counts. My turning point came about 15 years ago when I couldn't do any of the above and I was sick and tired of living that way.When we first got married we had just enough and then our jobs got better and so did our stuff and the amount of it Why did we do that to ourselves? Getting back to enough didn't happen overnight but it did happen, slowly but surely. I started with my closet and then went from there. Eventually, when the youngest left home we were pretty poised to downsize. But even with all the prep I still had to let things go. And you know what? I can barely remember what I got rid of. I'd have to think long and hard and try to come up with what I tossed. And why waste energy doing that. It's gone. For good. Why lament that? It starts with one small step to get to enough. Just one small step. And you know what? I still work on it. Things creep in and stick around until I realize I'm off my path. I hop back on and it's all good. The reward is that luxurious feeling that I took for granted and somehow let slip away. That feeling of just enough.