I’ve been clearing out my bedroom this weekend. When I was on holiday, I found I slept much better in a tidy uncluttered bedroom with enough storage for everything.
I started off yesterday by picking up everything off the floor and putting it in a large box. This mostly comprised of the world’s biggest collection of odd socks. I then picked up all the books and scraps of paper. I put a load of paperbacks in a bag for the charity shop along with any socks that had large holes in them and a couple of jumpers I haven’t worn in years.
Once I’d got the floor cleared, I tackled an alcove next to my bed. For some reason, two large empty cardboard boxes had been sitting there for the last two years.
By now I was on a bit of a roll. Today I went back to the box I had put everything in I picked up yesterday. I sat in the garden and sorted through all the socks, pairing them up. I then tackled a box which contained some of the girls’ paintings and things from primary school – or so I thought. As well as a few pictures and ‘makes’, the box was half full of old bills and junk pieces of paper. I’ve put the things I want to keep into a smaller clear plastic box and the rest has gone for recycling or shredding.
Once I got going, throwing stuff out was quite easy. I kept asking myself why I still had half this stuff. My bedroom is looking better, but there’s still a way to go.
What have you found that you’ve wondered why you still have it?
Until next time, Tawney x