It doesn’t matter what size bag.
It could be a bin-liner, or a small paper gift bag.
What matters is that each day decluttering happens. Not as an afterthought, or as a ‘might get round to’.
When looking to reduce clutter, momentum is important. If overwhelmed with where to start or feeling daunted, it’s unproductive to set yourself unrealistic targets.
By just filling one carrier bag with unwanted items, to be re-homed at the local charity shop, that very first day and then each day after, you’ll be on the road to an uncluttered home. It’s that action of constantly moving forward that ultimately achieves results.
“It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop” Confucius.
Unsure if it works? It does. This is what I have done. I’ve been doing it 5 years.
I’m not a natural-born-minimalist. Nor am I a tidy person. It takes work. But as with any skill, the more I practice the better I become.
Some days I play ‘Declutter 20 things in 20 minutes’.
Some days I just grab a bag and fill it.
And that’s what I’d suggest to anyone to do whether they be at the start of their declutter or living an almost clutter-free life.
For as we know decluttering never ends.
(Full disclosure – I have something I need to share, and will share on a decluttering post next week. There’s a skeleton in my closet.)