Decluttering your house is an activity that occurs once a year, on THAT long weekend, which involves a lot of trying on and retrying on old clothes, putting things into garbage bags for the second hand store, going through every cupboard and draw looking for ‘crap’ and eventually taking a small load of items to the tip, storing the remainder in the garage to actually drop off for charity next week. And then those same items sit in the garage for another twelve months, occasionally pulled out to use, then eventually work their way back into the house for their next incognito stay amongst your loved belongings.
That feeling of elation you were after only lasts for a day or two because deep down you feel as though your place is still way too cluttered even though you’ve painstakingly sorted your items from most loved to least and have given yourself the illusion there is nothing left to throw.
I’ve got to tell you this, stop what you are doing, and do it once the right way. You’ll literally never have to waste two days of your life every year on this task. Spend a day now honouring yourself, your health and happiness and be done with it.
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Alright then, how do I do this the ‘right’ way? I hear you mutter, as you lay back on your beautiful couch in your cluttered lounge room. Hear this – I live in a house with zero furniture, no bed frames, no couch no dining room table, no tv unit, I share half a closet, I sit and eat on the ground, I am well acquainted with the floor boards and tell ya what I freaking love it.
I have been there too with umming and ahing over all my shit and assigning it a string to tug at my heart. After many many years I got the scissors and freed my heart from this yearning and walked out. So you’re thinking, you cray girl you just threw away expensive stuff and now you live on the floor.