I’ve had an extra day of work this weekend, and I’m trying to get through the clutter again.
On Friday I tackled the lounge. It had really got out of control – there were piles of paper everywhere. I went through everything and ended up with a massive pile of recycling and stuff to shred. I also found a couple of important documents which had been missing for a while and I’ve now put them away safely.
This afternoon I tackled our bedroom. I’ve sorted out two bags of books and clothes to go to the charity shop, and a big bag of rags which includes the old sofa covers and lots of old holey socks. It has been quite tough. I’ve had to force myself to make decisions about whether to keep things or throw them away and I’ve found this a bit stressy. After a couple of hours, the floor and most of the surfaces were clear, and I can see everything in my wardrobe. I still have a long, long way to go.
The next step will be to move several items of furniture out of the bedroom which don’t belong there: an old bedside chest of Bee’s, an old book case and a filing cabinet which have just ended up in the room because there is nowhere else for them to go. That will be a job for next weekend I think.
What do you think is the hardest thing about de-cluttering? How do you keep going?
Until next time, Tawney x