So I need to radically declutter my life, I know that much. And I'm also about to move, in just a few weeks, not of my own choice, but it's in the same town and we'll make it work. I have 21m old twins and a DH that works long hours, so the main load of this will be on me, thankfully most of the crap we own is also my fault so its ok that I am the one that needs to get my ass in gear.
in a general sense i know how to declutter,
i know the "if you haven't worn it in a year, you dont need it",
or " is it left it in a box since move? dont bother unpacking it now" frame of mind and that will help in some cases.
i also am stating to make great picture books of mementoes rather than keep the item itself, (things like ticket stubs and shwag from festivals)
but what do you do when you haven't worn it because you have been breast-feeding or getting spit on for the last two years but do plan on looking nice again some day, or are temporary living somewhere with a very different climate than you are usually in and are going back to in another 12-18 months?
what if its in a box because your babies have not let you get back to your career or hobby, but the stuff cost a lot of is a hassle to collect so you keep it with a pretty safe assumption that someday you will have time once the kids go to school (as soon as next year for me)
or things that are in boxes still because we are renting and got here super preggo and they were not safe to put out for babies, but again someday i can have nice things again, right? some of these are heirlooms or will be to my kids?
So am I making excuses for my huge pile of crap and i need to get over it and get tossing?
Or am I acknowledging that my life is in major transition and adjusting plans based on that?
How do I know when its the latter and when its the former, knowing that I have life history of being a pack rat and overly sentimental of physical objects.