Day 90 Uncluttering, the cure for retail therapy

I have discovered that uncluttering is the cure for resorting to retail therapy.

How often do we use retail therapy to make up for times when we feel down, disappointed, bored and other conditions of the mind. What does this kind of therapy do to improve the situation? Usually it just adds more problems like credit card debt, guilt and regret.

It has amazed me how quickly I formed a dislike to shopping once I committed myself to my 365 day resolution to de-clutter my home.

Now when I get spare time I don’t get bored, I use that time to find the next thing I am going to get rid of or try to come up with a subject for my next Post. This leads to a satisfaction that I am using my time constructively and am less likely to feel down. I generally feel better about myself and my bank account is looking healthier too. Not to mention the satisfaction that I am helping others by donating items to charity.

Another item that has not been used for so long I can’t even remember why we bought it in the first place

Spray Gun


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About Colleen Madsen

Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.

Comments

  1. I could not agree more, the path to de-clutter starts with stop buying useless stuff.
    I’m just getting started, will keep checking on you to see your progress and remain focused on my clutter-free journey…

    • Hi Maryline,
      thank you for joining us here at 365lessthings you are most welcome and we look forward to hearing from you again. Good luck with your decluttering and sensible spending.

  2. As I keep getting rid of things, I see dollar signs flying past…. that also is a cure for retail therapy!

  3. I am really enjoying de -cluttering my house and my life. It is helping me no end with trying to budget and get through the crisis that is hitting Greece (where I live) so hard. This is going to be a hard winter for many here and exchanging and selling my clutter is going to help both my budget and other people. Great stuff!