Thanks for giving me the opportunity to post to the site, it is a good time for me to do this as this is almost the first anniversary of finding your site Â and my australian de cluttering journey .
I moved from the UK to this lovely country 7 years ago when I was Â given a great job offer . We cleared our home then of Â clutter that we didn’t want to move half way round the world. Well meaning friends gave us leaving gifts I really didn’t want to take . Interesting how weight restrictions on packing can focus the mind. Â I even sold my wedding dress on eBay , my husband was not happy at all but my thought was ” it can either be gathering dust under the bed in England Â or under the bed in Australia, so why not use it to fund our new life ? ” he still hasn’t forgiven me though!
When I noticed the clutter start to build again I started to examine the problem, is clutter stalking me or am I generating it with my habits ?
Turns out its a bit of both! Look at picture below that details the clutter journey with the month and headings Â of in and out – can you tell when my birthday is ?
More importantly , can you tell when I read the post on ” churn” and decided to really Â pay attention to my habits ?
(It’s when the ” out ” heading moves to the left side of the page instead of ” in ” being first – I didn’t notice it had happened for months.)
Well to round up, I think that having important Â meaningful relationships in life can manifest in some Â clutter. I feel grateful about this , that people care about me . Recently presents Â have started to be handmade food items or up cycled Â gifts as word gets around about my practise ,and I will continue my journey with my fellow declutterers whilst watching for clutter stalking me ….
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter excess bath towels and in future only replace them when they wear out ~ Judging from many of the linen closets I encounter, during visiting friends and relatives, I would say the people generally replace towels on a far too regular basis. Not because they are no longer capable of the task of drying but simply because they are considered decor items that are to be replaced when tired of.
â€œIf we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think weâ€™d beÂ happy withÂ more?â€ â€” Unknown