I can remember a time when I’d walk around my house, just wishing I could get rid of everything. Everything. I just wanted it gone so I could start over. A clean slate, and maybe some room to breathe .
Before you start randomly going through things, take a few minutes to think about what you’re trying to achieve. Think about form and function.
One thing people struggle with is knowing what to throw away and what to keep. But when you start with the end in mind, you have a compass to guide you.
The things we own often reflect our fears, doubts, and regrets—and letting go is hard until we make peace with the past. This is the real secret to getting rid of stuff.
It’s a lot easier to get rid of stuff when you know what you’re going to do with it. Decluttering can be overwhelming, but you can make things easier by creating a plan.
Do some research about selling, recycling and donating. Be realistic about the time and energy you have available, and then make a decision once about what to do.