Good Quotes: On Putting Energy Into Our Homes

Good Quotes: On Putting Energy Into Our Homes

Laure Joliet
Oct 20, 2008

Saturday we got a chance to see Maxwell at the Domino Bazaar. His topic was color, but really he talked about all the ideas behind Apartment Therapy and how our homes affect every part of our lives. It was good to be reminded of the basic principles behind what we do here. Our very favorite quote was...

"Nothing you do for your home is ever wasted."

Here at AT we're striving to create beautiful, organized healthy homes for ourselves and to help others do the same. Maxwell's quote is a great reminder that it isn't about the finished product, doing this work is a process that seeks to create a home that supports us in what we do. (We explore a lot of these ideas in the 8 Step Home Cure). The healthier our homes are, the healthier we are. We breathe life into them by buying our homes flowers and keeping the place clean. By asking ourselves: do we love it, do we need it, is it useful, and letting go of the things in our homes that don't work. Whether or not your home ever looks like it belongs in a magazine is irrelevant, it's how it feels to be in it and how it fits you and your life. This is a great reminder that none of that energy is wasted.

Image from poemgal.

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On Risk Taking
On Getting Organized
On Clutter
On Things

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