Decluttering = Change

Decluttering = Change

The only real estate we truly own in this life is our body. The rest is extra:  things, collectibles, what-nots, knickknacks, items, curios, baubles, furniture, clothes, trinkets, property, assets, equity, treasures, or some may just define most of that as CLUTTER.

 

I think it’s important to embrace that concept. It’s a perspective that will help you understand that whatever you decide to release is just a thing. Having it won’t change who YOU are, but not having it may lighten your load. The more you have, the more attention you must give those things. You might think it would be wonderful to have a house at the beach, an apartment in Manhattan, and a country house in Italy. But keep in mind you’d have to take care of those places, take responsibility for what is in them and how they’re used and maintained. Or you’d have to pay someone else to do it, which would mean finding and hiring someone trustworthy as well as training that person to do what you want, pay the salary, taxes, social security, oversee the person to make sure he or she does a good job, etc. Before you know it, there’s another truckload of decisions and paperwork to keep it all going.

 

My point is to imagine other perspectives when you look at your “stuff.” The coat you love but haven’t worn for three years might look fantastic on someone else who would wear it often. Don’t get bogged down by being afraid to let go.

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