Stuff takes over.
I don’t know about you, but jam-packed closets, teetering stacks of boxes, drawers that won’t close and messy piles of randomness elevate my anxiety. And, that’s not healthy!
I’ve been picking one area at a time and giving it a through decluttering. Right now, it’s my clothes closet. Anything that doesn’t fit or is outdated is getting donated to the local consignment shop.
I can’t tell you how freeing it is to be able to see what’s actually hanging in my closet, not fight with the hangers to make space to hang freshly laundered clothes and browse my shoes (in pairs!) at a glance.
Decluttering your home really does declutter your mind. After all, if you have less stuff, there’s less to keep organized and clean around. Getting rid of the things you no longer use or need reduces your housekeeping tasks. Oh, yeah!
I challenge you to tackle that messy kitchen drawer, the bottom of your closet or that forgotten corner in the basement. Purge anything that doesn’t bring you joy or have a realistic use in the near future.
A few weeks ago I set an unused chair from the living room on the end of my driveway with a “free” sign attached. It was scooped up within a few hours. I feel lighter and more free having more space in the living room, and someone was obviously happy with the unexpected find.
Until next time,
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