The Things I Use

In all honesty I have hit a bit of a brick wall with my decluttering as of late. I have had a lot going on work and study wise so haven’t managed to focus as much time into paring back as I’d like, and truthfully I managed to make it through the festive period without acquiring too much stuff so haven’t been feeling too overwhelmed.

However, I do know that we still have a way to go with the number of possessions in our home. So much of it doesn’t get used and isn’t bringing joy – just dust and busyness that we don’t want or need!

So I’ve started taking two or three minutes each night to jot down a quick list of the things I have used that day. I work through the day in chronological order and just list each item, for example mornings start with bed, pillow, duvet, phone, charger, kettle, one mug, teaspoon etc.

I know. It sounds ridiculous.

But it is seriously eye opening!

I probably won’t be doing this everyday (and I’m not advocating you try it!) but when I remember I’m going to make a point of writing these things down over the next few weeks and then having a look back over them.

What better way to get an honest account?

And it’s working already, because I’m already starting to think about the drawers I haven’t opened yet this week and the volume of waste that sits inside them. Most likely things that will be of use and value to others!

I know it’s a bit crazy and maybe a bit over the top, but it’s relighting my decluttering fire. Which is exactly what I’m needing right now.

Do you have any tips for breaking through the decluttering ruts and getting back in the game? I’m definitely at the point where the easy pickings are long, long, long gone.

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