I began tidying my house a year ago, whittling down to what I thought were the essentials- starting with my closet, shoes, books, and eventually made my way through the entire apartment. Some say this is an easier task if you live alone, no one digging through your giveaway pile, no disagreements on what stays & what goes. This is true but I stuck to my own belongings. I made my way through every category of item I owned & once I was finished it felt nice for a few days, maybe even weeks and the more I was able to accomplish throughout my home. I was paying bills on time & shredding the statements right away. The laundry was not piling up so high & I was putting away clean clothes as they came out of the dryer. There was a noticeable difference in my own efficiencies.
As I began running my home like a fine oiled machine I was beginning to notice more & more that should have been discarded in my first round of tidying. I am now in my second round of tidying because I’m still not quite content with the amount of clutter hanging around my apartment that doesn’t bring me true happiness.
To help me gain a clear idea of just how much I keep around that’s unnecessary, I’m pulling the discard items aside but breaking one rule- I’m not getting rid of the belongings immediately! I know- why am I letting this clutter take up anymore time & space in my home you ask. Well, because each day as I walk through my home I am spotting items that no longer bring me joy. I’m collecting them & keeping them all in a guest room that is not often used. I’m increasingly becoming disgusted by the amount of things I allow to take up time & energy from the things I want to accomplish in my life. It helps my hone in on my happiness factor & really sense what brings me joy around my house.
I have set a deadline for myself to discard all these items and complete my tidying marathon! I’m having a loft sale in combination of selling some larger furniture on Craigslist and whatever doesn’t sell is going straight to the donation center to bring happiness to someone else’s life!
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