I admitted recently that I have a hidden clutter problem. Ruth’s book helped me come out of denial and start taking steps toward conquering my clutter.
So I was super excited to sit down and interview Ruth about her New York Times Best-Selling book, Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life.
In her book Ruth covers topics ranging from cutting your grocery bill to keeping a clean house to finding your true passion in life. And you won’t believe how she dealt with kid clutter!
Ruth’s book is a beautiful and inspiring read encouraging us to get back to the most important things in life. My favorite quote from the book is “Less stuff equals more joy”.
Grab a cup of coffee and join me and Ruth!
Here’s a few of the things we talked about:
- Discontentment leads us to over-spend and accumulate stuff. Ruth says, “Less stuff equals more joy.”
- Start decluttering in the space that bothers you the most. For Ruth, a big source of clutter was kid stuff. You won’t believe what she did to end the toy clutter.
- Ruth had to stop bringing more stuff into the home before her husband felt comfortable getting rid of the excess. Which clutter personality are you? The one that brings excess in or the one that has a hard time letting good things go even if you don’t need them?
- Regular cleaning makes your home a place where you want to spend more time. Ruth saves money by keeping a clean home, because when it’s clean she doesn’t want to go out.
- It’s hard to spot the sources of discontentment, but anytime you find yourself feeling less than someone else, it’s time to take a break. Tune out of the TV shows, websites, and social media channels that give you comparisonitis.
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