Nowadays, it feels like everyone’s searching for some life-changing hack that will make decluttering easier—and trust me, I understand!
Decluttering is NOT like spring cleaning, and the problem was not my lack of effort. Instead, it was a lack of curiosity and compassion.
If you have a lot of stuff, going through hundreds of items, one by one, is a recipe for failure. Our brains can only make so many quality decisions before they throw in the towel.
Stuff we can’t let go because there’s still no closure. It turns out the key to decluttering most items is processing the emotions that are stored inside them. And that’s not possible if we pretend they don’t exist.
But, on a more practical note, doing more of what makes you happy now is actually a secret decluttering tip.
It’s like when you hear an inspiring story, and suddenly, you realise that some of your problems aren’t really that important. The same thing happens with your stuff when you start having more fun.