Why do we have so much stuff??
I have been freecycle
'n my butt off trying to
get rid of all the stuff I have in my little place.In the idea of Fung Shui ~
Everyday I walk around my home thinking
"what can I give away? what don't I need anymore?
what doesn't make me happy? do I really want that?"
Sometimes my place just seems INSANE to me!WHY DO WE HAVE SO MUCH STUFF?
I have a 3 year old, a messy man, a website biz and my
natural clutter tendencies to *fight* with on a daily basis.
So a few month's ago I borrowed a book from my local LLL group
called the Flylady (?) on how to get organized & declutter.
it was sorta a over the top housewife book but it
did have several good ideas that have
helped me get more motivated and aware of my "hot spots"
(areas that clutter up fast) and how to defuse them.
and then I started to read a bit up on Fung Shui,
moved everything around and
now my place is looking pretty good but I am still
actively trying to attain simplicity, organization &
just have less stuff.
this week I went threw my shoes and I have 6 pairs
waiting to find new homes via Freecycle.
it's crazy ~ i'm literally scared to go threw my clothes.What is it about us that we cannot part with our stuff?I've narrowed myself down to a few *excuses*:
~ I think I'll need that at some point
~ I can reuse that and create a ______ with it!
~ So & so gave that to me.... isn't it special?
~ I'm saving that stack of papers for reference....
~ I should really save that for my kids.
~ It still works - I can't just toss it.
~ That was expensive.
Man ~ WE NEED HELP. And I really need some wisdom & insight on my clothing issues.
I live in western PA and we have all 4 seasons to the extreme
so every few months, the weather requires a different dress code!
but seriously folks, please motivate me to downsize.....How do you *let go* of clothes?