Logically, we understand that it is just a ‘thing’ right, so then why is it so hard to let that item go? Is it the money spent? Guilt or Our hormones? What if it is all of those? For some, it is putting the monetary value attached to that item, to the forefront of the decision making process.
I often read blogs and post that either inquire or state that the best place for one to start their decluttering journey, is in the junk drawer. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!? Cue the stress, anxiety and feelings of absolute overwhelm! FACT: This is a dumb place to start.
Kids running around screaming. Food scattered all over the floor, washing piles taking over the living room along with an entire toy store worth of toys. The dining table is lost under a sea of papers. Now you’re not even sure what is clean and what is dirty with the laundry piles so you have to give it that sniff test to find out.
Sometimes when we are decluttering our possessions, it can feel like we are losing our mind in the process. Left feeling tired and drained from decision fatigue. We search for hours on the internet for the right way to do it. Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. It’s momentarily inspirational and then reality hits… and you’re back to overwhelmed.