Or- "Remember what the dormouse said, feed your head."
"I have become convinced that the first step in getting your house (physical or mental) in order is organization through subtraction. If you have less stuff, you have less stuff to deal with." I like your idea about subtraction.
The hardest part of having children is managing their stuff. I have 10 square feet in my house for my stuff. The kids have everywhere else. Having few objects makes me happy but I have to learn to live with it for now.