I won't go into endless detail over every item I have decluttered from my home like some minimalist blogs do, but I will say that I took drawers, emptied their entire contents on the bed (you HAVE to deal with them that way!), and got rid of stuff that:
1. I never used.
2. Didn't fit.
3. Didn't love or find useful (not might think one day might be useful.)
As my wise sister once said, "I'm almost 40. If I don't think I look fabulous in it, why would I wear it?"
I also went through many other drawers in the house, but of course, I still have a ways to go. One minimalist blog tip said that it can take up to a year or two to get to where you want to be....you had a lifetime to collect all your stuff, so understand that it may take some time.
Of course I have to make sure not to ignore my beautiful daughters in my decluttering drive. I even included them as we went through toys, and I LOVED hearing my four year old say, "No, I don't want it. Get rid of it." Music to this momma's ears!
|Only nice stuff was donated. If it was YUCK, it was TRASHED||.|
So, four big garbage bags and a trip to the Sally Anne later, we're a hundred pounds of "stuff" lighter!