This week was the week I decided to remove more unnecessary items from the basement. I am not planning on moving, or painting or doing any other large project. I am just tired of all of the stuff.
We are fortunate to live in an area that has a variety of services that will swing right by the house and collect clothing, household items and in some cases even furniture. I simply have to have my items on my porch by 8 PM and they pick up my items, leave me a tax slip and I win by having less to get rid of. When they call I never turn them down.
With all of the items I have removed why does the house still seem full? Perhaps I need to do this room by room, removing all but the necessary items that I still need and love. If I can categorize it in any other fashion perhaps its time to go.
I am one of those persons who makes emotional connections to stuff, much like my own parents did and for that matter, my husband and one of my own boys. I am not certain how to clean up, de-clutter and remove. I need one of those organizer guru persons to shape me up.
Moving is a great time to reduce so that you can move in and let go of the past. Have a garage sale, post items on Craig’s list or Ebay. Donate, donate, donate.
Its tough to get rid of the stuff, but once it is picked up and gone I feel empowered, good about my accomplishment, frustrated when I look around and still find items that are cluttering my life.
What gets you in the mood to reduce?