With Spring nowhere in sight and a severe case of cabin fever, plus lots of new ideas starting to slowly materialize, and an ever increasing sensation of suffocation, I have decided it would be a good idea to begin my spring cleaning early.
Oh the joy!
The process began last year when I put my house on the market, and it felt so good to get rid of at least some stuff. But in the rush of getting the house ready, there wasn't much time to really sort through things other than the obvious junk. My previous de-cluttering attempts were more like high-speed semi-organizing or simply a "hide it in the closet so the room looks tidy because someone wants to see the house" event. No REAL de-cluttering actually happened.
Soooo, this year I actually want to take the extra time and effort to move a little closer towards a minimalist lifestyle. Now don't get me wrong, I am NOWHERE even remotely close to true minimalism, but the idea sure is ever so appealing. So, by getting rid of one load of junk at a time, I have hope that MAYBE, someday, I will have a clutter/junk free home. Doesn't that sound utterly blissful???
I am beginning in the basement. I figure that's where the stuff we really don't use or need is hiding. There are two closets fully loaded with JUNK which are the first on my hit list. I can't wait! But at the same time I have to wonder how I will get past the "I might need it someday" syndrome. This is where it comes in handy to have a thick skin. But I promise, I will do my very best. Hopefully the final culmination of my efforts will be a really successful garage sale. ;-)
Will keep you posted as the project progresses.
Have you found a good approach to de-cluttering? Please share your tips and tricks!