I've already said that I've been a million times happier since Jonathan and I purged more than half of our personal belongings and moved into a smaller (but more private) home. Life is just simpler now, and a lot less stressful. It's easy to get organized for guests, and almost everything we own goes somewhere specific.
The expression, "A place for everything and everything in its place," used to irritate me, because I could never understand how one could possibly accomplish having a place for everything. Either you have enough space or you don't, and I never did. It took me until my mid-twenties to realize that the problem isn't the amount of space, but the amount of stuff taking up the space. Seems like a simple enough math problem, but there you go.
You can probably understand why the architect (Gary Chang) in this video is basically my new hero:
Wouldn't it be awesome to live somewhere like that? Everything he needs is right there, and clean-up must be incredibly easy.