One of my readers commented this week that she often finds herself trying to rationalise keeping items rather than letting them go. I have two pieces of advice about this behaviour.
1. If you find yourself doing this just put the item aside and move on to something that is easier for you to declutter. My experience has been that we get better at this decluttering thing with experience. The experience of performing it and the pleasant experience of realising the advantages of owning less stuff. I don’t need to repeat again what they are. There is nearly always something that we a willing to let go of rather than waste time procrastination over the stuff we aren’t.
2. Stay focused on the object of this exercise ~ Decluttering. If you feel the need to declutter then it is best to carry it through to the best of your ability. Take your time and, once again (and I can’t say this enough times), work on the easiest stuff at all times. The harder stuff becomes easier eventually. Focus more on what you are gaining than what you are giving up. The desire to have excess and acquire more stuff is a fools game, be determined to give it up. Especially if it is affecting you negatively and loved ones around you. One of the greatest joys of decluttering for me was losing the desire to acquire. That doesn’t mean I never acquire anything I fancy, I just don’t do it as a recreational sport on a regular basis.
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter an item made from fabric ~ Clothes, linen, carpets, blankets, pillows ought to be items easy enough to find. I have something in mind for this one this week.
Eco Tip for the Day
When shopping, if you have the option, say no to a receipts. Of course only on things you will have no need to return. I do this at cafe’s, grocery stores, service stations and any situation where it is a choose and use up purchase.
For a full list of my eco tips so far click here
It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when I’m slow