I'm really quite amazed at all of the excess that I could get rid of easily. The stuff that didn't cause too much 'pain' to get rid of - the stuff that was a 'no brainer'. There is still stuff that I could have gotten rid of had I had more time.
There are two ways of looking at it. The first is to go through each room and FULLY purge, rearrange & organize your stuff. I started out that way - it got too overwhelming for me. Too many things to detach from, too many details & things for me to do to see some type of result. The second way to do it, is to go through fairly quickly (giving about as much time as you can in that moment) and get rid of the no-brainer stuff. Things that don't take alot of thought. Things that don't matter much in the big scheme of things. Things that your family definitely no longer uses or you've out grown. This is what I ended up doing. I have been able to get through many places alot quicker than if I'd reeeeallly done a full & thorough job. Now the disadvantage is that I'll have to go back through it again. The advantage is that I have piles of
Here's the deal. At least this is what I think I'll be getting out of this process. By the time I get to the end of my first round of decluttering, I should be pretty good at it. Right? So I'm thinking that when I go back around again I'll be able to detach from things even more & get rid of even more. I know that it is a process, one that will take me quite awhile to accomplish. Every time I have cleared an area in a room - or organized it - or whatever, I feel I can take even bigger steps to get rid of stuff. And the super weird thing? I LIKE it!!!
*Lest you think that King Turd of Poop Mountain & the Princess were slacking, he was working and she was invited to her best friend's birthday dinner.
Bye! Love you! Have a good day, Dear!