After almost a decade, we moved. It just so happens to be our first home.

Moving house

PICTURE: Markus Spiske/Unsplash

There was lots of excitement about this, but during the unpacking I was confronted with something I didn’t expect – the amount of stuff we have! 

We had lived out of suitcases for four months, and barely missed any of it – now I could hardly believe the possessions we had accumulated.

It was pretty depressing for someone who follows the Man who said: "Sell all you have and come follow me".

So, we’ve been giving stuff away, selling stuff, and working out how to declutter our lives. I think it’s going to take some time!

It’s so easy to be part of our consumerist society. Look around your house. Is it time to give a few things away to enable you to follow more closely?

Paul Clark’s musings can be heard on radio across Australia and at atthetop.org.au