Put your hand up if you’ve ever decluttered your home or had a big clean out? 🙋♀️ Now put your hand up if you’ve done it more than once 🙋♀️🙋♀️. I’m a serial declutterer. I regularly take a big bag of stuff to Vinnies and we diligently load up our curb side every 6 months for the council cleanups. Despite this, when we moved from our house of 14 years, we had a MASSIVE clean out. Several boot loads of stuff went to the charity shop and we filled two skip bins full of rubbish. Despite this, when the moving truck arrived at our new home, I was shocked at the amount of stuff that was in that truck! We’ve been in our new house for 16 months now and we just put another load of rubbish out for the council cleanup and I had a big garage sale a couple of weeks ago.
Why do I still have so much stuff when I get rid of so much?
The answer is simple, getting rid of the stuff is only half of the solution. The other half is not bringing anymore stuff in
That’s the bit I haven’t been good at. But things feel different this time. I’m hopeful I’ve turned the corner to a brighter, less cluttered future that requires less decluttering.