The Declutter Diaries is a series of posts I did for a former blog as a glimpse inside a real decluttering project [with occasional editorial comments from my present self]. You can start with Day One here.
[Note: things are rather sporadic at this point. I’ll try to label the posts with all the days that are included, especially all the missing days.]
Days 43 and 44
[No idea what happened these two days as there are no entries.]
Day 45: Halfway
Today marks the halfway point in my 90-day clutter challenge. So what have I learned?
- It’s harder to get rid of stuff than I thought it would be.
- The decluttered areas that have stayed that way are awesome.
- I want to get rid of more stuff.
- I don’t really miss the stuff I’ve gotten rid of.
- You can actually sell the good stuff and make money!
- Paper is by far the hardest thing for me to get rid of.
- It’s much easier to get rid of other people’s things.
- It helps a lot to have the moral support of a friend.
- Other people can see ways to deal with problems that you might not see—ask for help!
- It’s more fun and easier to declutter with a friend.
- It will take more than one round of decluttering to gain order in the house.
- Piles are like weeds—they grow and spread if you don’t take them out completely.
- Some spots seem destined to attract clutter.
- Indecisiveness and procrastination are the roots of much clutter.
- This is taking longer than I thought it would.
What have you learned so far?
[This is a pretty good summary of decluttering wisdom gained from in-the-trenches work.]