well ... i've always had trouble decluttering
(too small bursts, too far spaced, to achieve much visible results)
now, i've been diagnosed with some medical condition that's potentially life threatening in some cases
I do hope I'll be among the cases that do respond to treatment ....
but it is scary in any case,
i was already slow to declutter, I don't want to feel overwhelmed and paralysed by fear on top of it ...
so if feels a bit like russian roulette challenge ...
how long have I got to live, 3 weeks ? 4 months ? 5 years ? 10 years ?
obviously priorities will be different depending on how things unfurl
(I'll know more about the pace of treatment - how tired or incapacitated I'll be and at which interval- in about 24 hours)
am really looking for some perspective on that ...
I mean if you had 3 weeks or 4 months to live, how would you tackle that decluttering challenge ?
(mainly papers, books, bits and pieces that are mainly mine)
I'm about ok with kids' clothing (much reduced stashes of too small/too big clothing)
DH tackled the toys and kids books last week
Kitchen stuff is mainly under control
my clothing mainly under control too
am in charge of all family paperwork so I need to streamline there
I mean I have a sort of system but I tend not to be regular so I used to let piles of stuff accumulate and tackle them once every 3 months or 6 months or so
+ am always worried that I will throw away something important so still have piles of medium importance stuff that I haven't gone through & worried something really important is just in the middle of that ...
I'm also not very good about dusting and horizontal surfaces get cluttered very fast
=> there might be days when I'll have to have someone in our flat in order to help out with the children
I really would like to feel better about the look of our home
am ok with daily and weekly tasks (except dusting !!!) but still not feeling confident that our home looks "ok"
(some friend told me recently that she felt good seeing the clutter in my home after going to visit a friend whose flat was a bit "too perfect" ...)
any suggestion or advice would be appreciated, tia