Before I write anything here I would like you to watch the following video that I have linked to below. It is almost 40 minutes long so make yourself comfortable and please watch all the way to the end.
So if you are willing to accept what that video is suggesting then you will understand how mostÂ of the clutter arrived and built up in your home. It certainly makes a personÂ think about the things weÂ purchase and why it is we do so, or have done so in the past.
I would like to think that many of my readers have stepped away from this sort of rampant consumerism/materialism, and that that move has helped them to reach their decluttering goals and maintain that level. Because, without coming to such a realisation, one is destined to repeat the cycle of clutter, unclutter, clutter, unclutter over and over again. And unfortunately one’s home and one’s stress levels are not the only things that suffer from such a habit. The environment of our planetÂ is also a big loser in this cycle.
Having this knowledge, giving it serious thought and taking action is the only possible way to avoid the clutter. You can also use this information when you view your clutter asÂ it may help you to make decisions on what is really useful and meaningful to you.
However all purchasesÂ don’t have the same environmental impact. Acquiring secondhand items has a far lesser impact on the environment. Nevertheless, they have the same impact on your home and are purchased with the same fervour as any new items for the same reasons the video suggests. The same goes to accepting free items. Any item entering your homeÂ has the potential of it’s novelty wearing off, the sentimentality around it being misplaced, and it’s usefulness not being what it promised to be.
So be very selective when admitting stuff into your home and use the same logic when deciding what should stay.
It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when Iâ€™m slow