What about your junk makes you crazy?

Another good one from the 43 Folders Google group, stevecooper on you & your junk:

Why is the clutter driving you crazy? The answer will probably influence how you decide to go.

For me, when I've done really serious decluttering, it's been a liberating process. It's been liberating because I believe that that too much stuff in my life dilutes everything, stagnates things. Decluttering is like travelling light, without the travelling.

From that, my own principles of decluttering arise; I can make judgements by asking 'does this keep me from making advances in my life? Does it tie me to old ideas of myself I don't want to keep? If I wanted to make a change in my life, would this make it harder to change?' But those are my questions, and they derive from my reason for decluttering.

For you, it may be very different; you may have run out of house space and need somewhere to add -new- clutter. If that's the case, you only need to throw out a box or two to give you more cramming space. Or maybe you're looking to move to a smaller house and need to have simply less stuff. Or maybe you're just tired of dusting all those nick-nacks. Maybe you're a buddhist and believe that attachment to things is suffering. Whatever it is, your reason for dejunking with influence how you make the decisions.

So, tell us more. Tell us what about the junk makes you crazy.

Author: dinahsanders

Author. Discardian. Defender of life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness. she/her

4 thoughts on “What about your junk makes you crazy?”

  1. Dinah, in the midst of my daughter’s second birthday, visiting in-laws and then a trip out-of-town, the most I did to try to find you was an internet search for ‘discardia.’ I just wanted to let you know I’m with Joe: I was pretty bummed not to be able to check your daily tip. Thanks for all you do to help reshape my thinking about ‘stuff.’ 🙂 All the best!
    P.S. I originally found you through apartmenttherapy.com.

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