Okay. I know decluttering is awful.
You may even be thinking
Looking into the abyss
of a space stuffed with junk
and you really don't want to do it.
But take it from me:
you CAN fight clutter!
Try this little exercise:
pick out one random "box o' junk"
and start going through it.
Sort its contents
according to these questions:
Do you absolutely love using it?
Would it be more useful to someone else?
Is it ruined and/or unmemorable?
This exercise might make you feel like
but really, truly ask yourself:
"is this thing making my life better
by keeping it?"
At times while working on
this first box,
you will feel like
It can feel boring, frustrating
and just argghhgjhgjgh.
But if you keep at it,
you will also find
great stuff you even forgot you had
AND you'll start regaining control
over your space
AND you can make someone's day
with your donations!
the next steps
Once you've decluttered this first box,
try working on your clothing next.
Then move on to books, and onward from there.
The freedom will be exhilarating!
And by the way,
DON'T BUY ORGANIZATION BOXES.
Because organization boxes
actually end up as MORE junk.
Just HAVE LESS STUFF,
and you won't NEED more storage.
Anyway, enough of my pep talk.
GO WIN BACK YOUR LIVING SPACE!!