To remove excess mess.
What does decluttering actually mean to people?
To me it means parting with things you no longer need in your life. Whether that be items in a wardrobe, shoes in a shoe cupboard, perishables in the kitchen, kitchen equipment bought and used once (go on root it out of the back of the cupboard and let someone else give it a new lease of life), freeing your brain/mind of things you no longer need to think about leaving space for future ventures or decluttering your personal life by removing people you once thought were life partners and now are most certainly not.
A few years ago I resigned from a job that had consumed all of my mind/brain so that new ventures were impossible. I decluttered my brain and I couldn’t be happier. I’m now decluttering spaces in my home that were filled with things I could afford then but cannot now. I collected an obscene amount of goods just because I could and if I had my time again would I buy all of those things – no actually I wouldn’t because in the words of Charlie and Lola (Lauren Child) I absolutely do not want to go to the shops and buy needless items.
What are you wanting to declutter in 2018? Think about it and let me know.
Are you going to launder it, put it back in a more prominent place and use it?
Are you going to Freegle it?
Are you going to give it to a charity shop?
Are you going to pack it up to be weighed?
Are you going to give it to a friend who has always admired it?
How are you going to declutter your mind and or your relationship?
Are you going to e-bay or gumtree it?
In the words of Louise Smith:
You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are full of yesterday’s junk. Louise Smith (First Lady of racing)
I found this in a back issue of the Daily Express are found it quite relevant to today’s topic: