Well, it’s declutter season Round 2. As I’m moving next month, I’ve decided that this is the best time for me to get rid of stuff. I’d actually already gotten rid of a lot of clutter a couple of months back, but there’s still so much stuff!
I discovered a couple of things – I really waste money. During my decluttering efforts, I found a couple of things that still had price tags on and that I had never used. Every time I shop, I get overconsumed with excitement and decide I need to buy everything there and then. I bought something literally one year ago, and it’s still in its plastic bag. To be honest, I never even thought about it before!
Lately, my thoughts are also a little conflicted as I want to get a new wardrobe. I’ve been on Pinterest like a deranged fiend, and there are so many new styles that I want to try out. I have a lot of clothes (a lot of them have now been given away) but a lot of them are actually really old and dated because I never threw anything out.
However, if I’m going to try this minimalist approach out, then by right I shouldn’t be getting a whole new wardrobe, right? While I understand minimalism isn’t about self deprivation, and it’s more about focusing on the important stuff in your life right now, I’m a little bit torn on whether to go out there and get lots of new stuff or try and work with what I have.
I’m leaving my box of stuff to be donated open, and right now I have 7 pairs of shoes in that box. This is pretty good progress, because the first day I opened that box, I had 3 pairs of shoes in it and I thought it would be impossible to throw anything else out because I liked them all. Right now, I have 5 open boxes – 1 box for shoes, 2 for clothes, 1 for recyclable boxes and another one that actually has a small cabinet in it. I find by leaving these boxes open, and throwing out stuff a little each day, my clutter is also lessened. Sometimes, what I like today, I don’t like tomorrow. The only rule I have is that I cannot take stuff out of those boxes and put them back into my cupboard.
All these boxes will be sent to a recycling home right before I leave. I’m really looking forward to decluttering more stuff!
That’s it for now. Bye!