I’ve had some time off work over the last few weeks and I’m taking the opportunity to have a bit more of a clear out. My aim is to create a calmer home where I don’t spend my life looking for things all the time.
I am aware that I have been guilty of shuffling things around the house, when in fact, much of it needs to go. I’m now looking at the ‘stuff’ in a different way and asking myself if I really need it. Here are some of the things I have finally let go:
- bags of small scraps of material
- broken shoes and torn jeans belonging to all of us
- several packs of plain postcards and lined revision cards. I vaguely remember buying these when I did my Masters degree seven years ago – I am not going to need them again.
This has meant challenging my beliefs about why I’m holding on to stuff and giving myself permission to let it go. Hanging on to the cards is pointless. They are just taking up space in a folder. Each time I’ve gone the folder to look for something else they all fall out. If I need any more I will buy some.
This kind of de-cluttering is going to take quite a while. We’ve got loads of stuff which we just walk past every day and it’s got to go. The key is going to be just picking one small thing, like a folder or a shelf, examining every item and making sure I finish it.
What are the things that you find hardest to let go of when you are de-cluttering?
Until next time, Tawney x