I have been infected. Seriously. The decluttering bug has taken over. In the last week I have gone through decades- and I MEAN literally decades of saved clothing. It has been folornly hanging in the wardrobe waiting to see the light of day…. only to be moved into garbags.
The dejected and rejected ‘rags’ have moved on to greener pastures. Ones that will love and nurture them. And bring them out into the sunshine. Either in original or repurposed form. At long last.
Surprisingly, I can now see what I have. And even more surprisingly, I have (re)discovered long forgotten items, welcoming them with joy and gratitude. What’s more, because there is room in the ‘robe, I can find what I want so much more easily. Who knew decluttering would bring such joy.
Having discovered the wondrous talents of the declutter bug, I moved onto the jewellery stash. Yes, I had one of those. (I must clarify that it was mainly what I call constume jewellery purchased for wearing at work. I no longer work. Well, not in paid employment answerable to bosses.)
Notice the use of the word ‘had’. Similar to the rag wardrobe, the jewellery wardrobe hid treasures. And so MANY dust bunnies. Oh my Lord were there a lot! I’m ashamed to admit it.
However, once again, I sifted, sorted into piles to be kept and repurposed. They too have joined the ranks of the garbag brigade heading out to discover the wonders of the big wide world. Now my jewellery wardrobe is spic and span. And again, I have rediscovered old friends.
But wait – there is MORE! Not content with this physical decluttering, I moved on to the waiting-to-be-done task of decluttering and sorting this blog of mine.
I bit the bullet and trashed posts/images that were only important at the time of publishing. That was – hard. But I did it. Fingers crossed I don’t live to regret any of it.
Ever mindful of not chewing up space too rapidly on this free site, I deleted enough to free up 1% more space. A staggering 8.2MG! Just for a moment, I wondered if the pain was worth it….
I am satisfied.
© Raili Tanska
Get rid of excess – in all its forms