I feel as though we are constantly trying to simplify our lives, especially in the area of “things”. Last night I was trying to get the kids to clean up their room, and they came back with their typical response “there is too much stuff to put away by ourselves.” The three of us then had a long conversation about getting their room to a more manageable place so they won’t have to feel as though they are always having to clean up. In my mind – we got to get rid of the junk. They don’t really play with all of their toys, they just dump them out of the bins. This quote is so true: The things you own end up owning you – Tyler Durden in Fight Club.