I Need Help With My Piles – Piles of Procrastination That Is!
Help I’m struggling!
I’m a struggling recovering sentimental hoarder with an aspiration to become a minimalist and beat the demons within that have over the years made me keep car park tickets, receipts and all types of worthless and pointless paper items.
No New Years Resolutions for me, rather I decided to take the bull by the horns and address my years of sentimental hoarding (mainly paper) and clear it by the end of January.
I hold my hands up – I have failed.
The piles of procrastination did come out of the closet – yes literally out of the closet at the start of the year, but not again looked at until the 5th February, and now they are in mini piles around my living room.
I expected blood, sweat and tears but actually have encountered inertia. I cannot get moving.
The plan… oh yes there is a plan… is that I will keep certain items and scrapbook them. I have two pink scrapbooks and two blue to store all the Children’s artwork, memorabilia etc… They are rather large scrapbooks, but I am hoping that they will cover 18 years of their life each.
There is a much more explanatory post planned on the how and why, but that was/is planned for when I have true before and after photos on how I beat my arch-enemy ‘paper’ and in particular paper with potentially sentimental things on it – the evil that it is!
For now I will leave you with an image that you may cause major stress to minimalists and neat freaks – You have been warned! Look away if in any doubt as to your capacity to deal with this distressing image…
(p.s this is just 6 years worth – the previous 12 years of sentimental hoarding is scrapbooked and contained within blue box shown in photo – I know I have issues – that is given…)
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