April 16, 2018

What I'm Decluttering This Week.

Happy Tuesday!

I know this is going to sound weird, but I love to start the week by getting rid off stuff. It very freeing and it makes me feel like I'm accomplishing something, which I am. Learning about minimalism and how much decluttering my space can help my mental health has really changed my life. I'm able to worry less about stuff and focus my time and energy (and attention) on more important things, like my family, my friends, my job and my goals. 

Today I was inspired by this book I'm currently reading (actually listening to) called Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki. He talks a lot about the fact that your stuff is not just sitting there occupying space. The things you surround yourself with are actually sending you messages that clutter up your brain. For example, that bag with the broken zipper in your closet is constantly sending the message of "fix me please" everything you pass through it and all these thoughts clutter up your mind like crazy. These to-do errands and unused items are not worth the mental clutter, in my opinion, so I decided to just go through my bedroom and just let a bunch of things go!
The hardest thing for me to get rid off this week, believe it or not, was that blue folder. I have a thing with school supplies and I kept that particular folder for so long because I honestly thought I was going to use it one day.. Well, that day never came so I'm decluttering it now. When it comes to organizers, containers and even folder, I think it's best to just let them go because if you keep it, chances are you're going to find something to put in it and that's how things pile up in your house. 

We also have some workout DVDs. I don't even have a way of watching them now - I don't own a TV anymore and my computer doesn't have the little thing to insert cds, so there was really no point in keeping them. Up next we have a bunch of miscellaneous things, like: a cup I got at a festival, a little Madrid souvenir notebook, an old pen drive I stole from an old boyfriend (there was absolutely no reason for me to hold on to it), old earbuds that don't work anymore and an old iPhone case. I used to have an insane amount of iPhone cases and that was basically money down the drain - they were cheap, so they didn't protect my phone and they were all basically coming apart after a month of use. Lesson learned: no more Forever21 phone cases for me. 

That's everything I have for today, guys. Hopefully this inspired you to get started on your spring cleaning and maybe do a little decluttering yourself. After trying out the Minimalist Challenge I've realized that the more I get rid off, the easier it is to let things go. So, if you feel discouraged or if you're finding it too hard to let things go, just relax and keep going - baby steps. It truly does get easier and you just need to keep at it, it's worth it. 

What are you decluttering this week?

Let's chat!

Thanks so much for reading and come back soon!


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