Having a strong ‘why’ can help you follow through with your decluttering plans, but most people focus on the obvious benefits.
Decluttering was, in many ways, a love letter to myself. As my stuff went out the door, I stepped into acceptance, learning that I didn’t have to dress in the coolest, trendiest clothes to fit in.
I could finally sit and think about what I wanted from life. Without the stress of clutter, I could make plans and experiment.
A clutter-free home is powerful because it closes the loop. Sure, you might knit that sweater one day, but wouldn’t it feel good to take the idea off your plate?
I’ve noticed that often, the most incredible feeling of freedom is one less decision to make. If you want to pick up the project, you will find a way—and in the meantime, give yourself the gift of one less thing to think about.
If you learn from your clutter, you’ll make better purchases in the future, effectively stopping it from the roots. This can save you hundreds, if not thousands, in the long run.