Want to live a clutter-free life? Who doesn't? But it's tough when we all seem to be battling a case of affluenza — too much affluence, which usually translates into too many things. If one of something is good, two must be better, right? Look around and you'll realize how counterproductive that thinking really is. So let's create a system to prevent stuff from overwhelming our homes, our relationships, and our lives. In this chapter, you'll learn the basics of culling, sorting, and organizing, and you'll explore the pleasures of clutter-free living.