It’s been over 3 years since I began our journey toward a family life simply done.
I’m still decluttering.
Is this possible?
It would appear so.
Decluttering is a bit like trying to lose weight. It’s easy to gain, not so easy to lose.
So, as a non-believer in crash diets, I’ve taken the slow and steady approach to stuff reduction.
What I’ve found as an ex-hoarder is that my mindset has changed gradually. My habits have changed also. As I said above ‘easy to gain, not so easy to lose’, for me anyway. So I’ve stopped acquiring. This has suppressed the growth of items in the home significantly. But there was always going to be the backlog to deal with.
My initial impetus was to reduce my sentimental hoard. But what I found, once I started the simplification process, was that actually I needed to do the ‘easy’ decluttering first, until there was little left to purge apart from the things I held the dearest.
I’m at that point. The wardrobe’s gone, the books have gone, most unnecessary items have been removed.
I’m still however left with this:
There’s little left to hide behind. It’s time to get ruthless.
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Let’s see eh? Can I do it?
Are you struggling to make that final push, are you nearing the finish line? Is there a finish line? Please share…