Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Decluttering

I'm on a mission. I want to accomplish some serious decluttering.

Today, I emptied my "Tupperware" cabinet, matched containers with lids, and threw a bunch of stuff away, and reorganized what items remain. YEAH ME!!!! (I have a 999 areas left to declutter, now.)

Is it weird that I struggle to send worn out items to the garbage when I have a memory attached to those items? I have a few containers that my mom brought food in when she and my dad came to visit, food she put up in the summer from her garden. I have items that were wedding gifts. I have items that were given to me by people I love who have died.

Decluttering is a chore in many ways, sorting through stuff is more than physical. Sorting through memories and emotions may be the bigger job.

4 comments:

Corey and Bekah said...

Too true. A bitter sweet exercise.

Jenna said...

It is never fun to declutter but it is so nice when it is done!

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

i was all set to throw out these heavy ??glass?? bowls that i had until my sissy told me yesterday that they are 'antiques.' maybe i can sell them

Leslie said...

I'm with you. It can be harder emotionally that you expected! Good for you for getting started. Maybe I'll go tackle one of my 999 areas now too!

Hugs
Leslie

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