In my various blog readings, I came across this passage written by The Suburban Minimalist:
Sometimes I think that all this de-cluttering is just an extension of my desire to always start over, leave the muddled past behind, and go forth into perfection.
I love it. I love it because it is me. Whenever I clean things out of my house, I feel a weight lifted off my shoulders. I feel free, less burdened, like I have wiped the proverbial slate clean. I love starting over, starting fresh, starting anew. Maybe this minimalist plunge is about the ultimate clean slate. When my life is free of any and all clutter, I can then add back only what I want.