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Decluttering

I have been in a continuous discussion with a friend of how to declutter our stuff and belongings for the last few years. To declutter the stuff and belongings means to select all the stuff we have, which ones to be kept and which ones to give away or throw away, and keep with us only what is necessary. It sound very easy. But in reality it is not easy……at least for both of us.

It has been continuing since we knew the principle how to declutter our stuff and belongings. We both agreed with the idea and started to practice it on our own self. To declutter the stuff is to start leading a simple life. Only have less stuff and stop buying and collecting new stuff.

To declutter is not as easy as it sounds. It involves so much emotional conflict within just to answer the question ‘Do I need this stuff? Does this stuff spark joy? Or does it give me happiness?”

Look inside your wardrobe, how many clothes do you have in it? How many clothes do you frequently wear? How many clothes you haven’t worn for years and you still kept it? How many pairs of shoes do you have? How many bags do you have? Look into your book shelf, how many books you bought and you haven’t read. Probably you have many more than you really need.

Do you think you need to declutter your stuff and belongings?

8 thoughts on “Decluttering

  1. I really need to declutter my wardrobe. For years I’ve been avoiding getting rid of things because I felt it was a waste of money. But it’s all just occupying space! Thank you for this reminder🌷

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    1. Hello lovely! Here’s a tip that helps you see what needs to go in the closet. Normally when we hang something in the closet, the hook of the hanger moves forward and rests on the rod where it’s easily pulled back off. Flip the hanger around and go in behind the rod where every hanger is facing backwards. When you wear an article of clothing and go to hang it up, inset the hanger normally. You will begin to notice the hangers inserted backwards items that have not been worn.

      Try not to think of it as wasted money. It actually reveals personal growth, and gives you the opportunity to bless somebody. Much love Ash my darling. ❤

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  2. Decluttering is good for the soul. Our world has become enamored with wanting more and more and more of everything. As Henry David Thoreau wrote, “simplify, simplify, simplify”.

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  3. I love my simple life, however, decluttering is not a one and done deal. Its constantly monitoring what you bring into your home. Sometimes I find myself thinking where did all this stuff come from? Ive been doing this for years and while it is work, it is so worth it!

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