“You are so organized and tidy and an inspiration to me!”
This comment was left by Cheeryshirley last week. Thanks Cheeryshirley!
I may be organised in many areas of my life and home, but not all. We all have our Achilles heel. I’ve posted about mine before, and it’s paper. Paper that has the potential to be sentimental to be exact.
This hoard weighs heavy on my shoulders, it’s always there in the back of my mind.
Great progress has been made in all other areas. I’ve decluttered my life, the house, my commitments, even my ‘work’ over the last 3 years. I’ll talk more about this in a post some other time.
But I still have the legacy of sentimental hoarding sitting in my wardrobe. As I don’t own many clothes (told you I’d decluttered the other areas of my life!) I can give up half of the space to clutter. Fortunately I’m not accumulating new sentimental clutter. I’ve spotted my weakness and now dispose of items before I can attach sentiment to them.
I posted early last February about my Piles Of Procrastination. Some progress has been made to reduce, but not as much as I would have liked. The hoard did come out of the closet and lay on the floor for the remainder of the year. Then just before Christmas the Hubby insisted I spend a few hours making some headway on reducing it. The remainder went in my wardrobe. Christmas just around the corner meant it needed to be packed away.
I’m keen to share some organisational tips and ideas, and yet until I’ve dealt with this pile of clutter I feel it would be hypocritical. It needs dealing with.
I wish I could just scoop it up and chuck the lot. But I can’t. There are a few keepsakes among it that I do want to keep for the Kids.
So each day I will spend time sorting through it with a view to having just the items I really want placed orderly in the scrapbooks I have for the Kids. I’ll update daily on Facebook. I’m committing to myself to have this dealt with by next Monday. If there is anything that hasn’t been sorted through it will be disposed of without mercy Sunday night – no discussion or negotiation.
Once it’s done and dusted, I’ll feel in a position to start talking in more detail about home and life organisation. There’s a series of practical posts planned. I may also touch on hoarding, as this is a very different thing to general decluttering and organisation. As a recovering hoarder I do have an understanding of the problem.
How about you? What’s your Achilles heel? Do you have one, or have you dealt with any hoarding tendencies?
Any tips on clearing the sentimental clutter?
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