Over the past few months I’ve given a lot of thought to “what happens to my blog when the year is done?”. I’ve asked myself this a few times, and I’ve been asked this by other people a bit more than a few times. I didn’t want to let the blog die and I wasn’t sure where to take it from here. So, with the help of a suggestion from my brother, I’ve decided to keep it going by still sharing what I get rid of every week (whatever amount it may be), and writing an article of sorts pertaining to decluttering.
So I’m going to start where I started. Why declutter?
I started decluttering because I find that when there’s too much stuff around I get overwhelmed, and it stresses me out. More clutter means more to clean, more to tidy, more to buy, more to find space for, and overall wastes your time.
We really don’t need a lot of stuff. Really, you don’t! Just like it’s better to have a few good friends than many acquaintances, it’s better to have a few things you love than a bunch of…. well, crap. They say you wear 20% of your clothes 80% of the time. Which is so true! So what’s with the other 80% just taking up space? Make room for what you love so you can really enjoy what you have, and if you can donate it, even better! Let other people enjoy all that stuff you don’t love.
Here are some things I got rid of this week: A pack of socks, a bowl, a glass, a shotglass, 2 dusters, 3 bottles of febreeze, a bottle of bleach (all roughly 10 years old… or expired 10 years ago), another bottle of (very old) cleaner, cutlery, cutlery holder things, a sheet set including 2 pillow cases and 2 flat sheets, a mattress cover (that’s old, stained, ripped), a dress, about 5 shirts and a couple of sweaters. I’d say that is a success! Since I decluttered so much out of my laundry room (with the cleaning supplies), I was able to fit more things into that cupboard leaving my laundry room much less cluttered. Awesome!