Keeping in mind our new lifestyle — less is best — I am continuing to toss stuff right, left and centre. But it’s not without pain.
I look at things and think “I can’t throw this out — it has too much value.” But then I wonder if it only has value because I’m imbuing it with the value I think it should have. Sounds complicated (Oh. I. Am. Complicated.) but what I’m saying is this, “I don’t own crap, I own valuable objects. I own it, therefore it has value.”
But then I say “Don’t be an idiot. Toss it.”
Now I have found support in this article at Houzz.
It’s okay to feel pain, and worry, and concern and anxiousness. That’s normal. But it’s IMPORTANT to move beyond that.
The truth is, as you declutter, you will probably make mistakes. You will almost certainly get rid of things you’ll later regret, but I’m here to tell you it’s going to be all right. Don’t let the fear of potential regrets get in the way of a new lightness and freedom.
And if you are feeling overwhelmed? Get help.
Now, who do I know with that kind of organizational skills?
(Of course I’ll have to clean out my closets before I let them look through them).
We went through the decluttering process and you’re right – sometimes it’s so hard. So we decided to take photos of all the items we were selling or donating – that way we would still “have them” to look at. It worked great … and we’re so happy we downsized out stuff. All the best, Terri