An uncluttered life

My soon to be office space, in buttercream (the paint company calls it barley water, I think buttercream sounds better)

In nine days,

I will be moving,

I am packing,

and on,

Friday and Saturday,

I have help, people driving,

me, lifting,

boxes of kitchen stuff,

clothes, wall hangings and stuff ,

over to the new place.

I still want to cull,

it still feels like,

I am going to clutter up,

my new place.

I don’t want to do that,

I want to unclutter my life.

I don’t want to win awards,

for minimalism,

and I appreciate,

lots of books,

and a lived in,

non antiseptic space.

But, I am sick,

of never,

having a clear work surface,

I am sick of vacuuming,

around stuff.

I want to unclutter my life.

I want to breathe,

I want time and space to think.

I have a job, I love,

that I find fulfilling,

it is also intensely,

social, and in the pandemic,

social means,

Zoom and company.

I want to have a haven,

where I can put the phone,

on the charger,

turn the computer off,

sit in a chair and read,

go for a walk,

talk to someone,

a friend, in person,

I want to unclutter,

my environment,

so I can unclutter,

my mind,

so I can unclutter,

my life.

I am so looking forward,


Clutter be gone!

Have a good one,


stay safe,

get vaccinated.

Later girls,


By Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my mid early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream


  1. Right on. Having problems with clutter. Have full custody of two kids, three cats, on husky cross in a small two bedroom on a second floor. No basement, garage, yard… also no job at the moment which is a source of anguish and concern since I’m 62..

  2. That sounds like more clutter potential than I have. With me the difficulty of living in the same building for so long and having to cull all my mom’s things.

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