I had a rare summer-holiday-day without the Kids last Friday.
Carpe Diem! I siezed the day, and the opportunity to tackle this.
Our home is now relatively clutter-free. It’s been a long-slow-steady-stroll toward a more minimalistic home over the last few years, and although not perfect, it has improved greatly.
But still I can create clutter. In fact it’s surprising how quickly a small pile can grow.
When I started to lay it out – what did I find?
Way too much stuff waiting to be upcycled, repurposed or regifted.
I tend to get carried away. I can always see potential in redundant items. For example; toy boxes made from old shoe boxes and original packaging – as above.
Time for a reality check. Although I don’t like waste and try to breathe life into items that may be thrown away, I need to remember clutter is a huge weight on a person’s shoulders. There’s only so much time we all have, and to spend a day tidying up project clutter is a waste. A waste of precious and finite time.
A few hours rationalisation resulted in this;
A few boxes for crafting, a basket of regifts, some wool for this year’s Christmas scarves…
And I found this;
So I can actually do something with the remnants of material I have collected, rather than just hoard them!
The moral of this post – Beware of project clutter!
(I’m now listening to podcasts whilst I do chores and clutter-clearing. If I am to waste time in one respect I like to get it back in another. Last Friday I listened (among other things) to Dr Brene Brown’s 2nd Ted Talk. It’s well worth a listen!)
How are you faring in the battle against project clutter? How do you walk the line between storing to save waste and keeping your closets clear?