What is your why?
There is some reason you decided you needed to declutter your home?
It is important to remember that why as we enter our final week of the Declutter Challenge.
Were you sick and tired of the overflowing drawer of utensils, half of which you have never used?
Was it because you realized you really didn’t need more storage containers, you just needed less stuff to store?
Were you overwhelmed by the piles of stuff in your living room, bedroom, and kitchen?
Whatever the reason, it pushed you to the point of making change.
It hasn’t been easy change, but it’s been worthwhile.
So far you have removed over 400 items from your home. That is 400 fewer items you have to clean around, organize, or decide what to do with.
By eliminating just 400 of the thousands and thousands of items in your home you have simplified your life in countless ways.
For instance, in my house, I decluttered quite a few clothes. Now choosing what to wear in the morning is much easier. I got rid of a lot of utensils in our kitchen we didn’t use, which makes it much faster to find the ones I do need when I’m cooking.
The less stuff you have the fewer decisions you have to make.
Hopefully, this will allow you to make it through the day with your willpower intact and encountering decision fatigue less. You should have more time back in your life to enjoy the things you want to do.
A quote (source unknown) I saw that I love is,
“minimalism is not about having less, it’s about making room for more of what matters.”
My “why” for decluttering is my time. I’m making room for my time because time is finite. I want more of my time to be spent on things I enjoy and not on cleaning, organizing, and sorting a bunch of “stuff.”
When my daughters ask me to sit and do a puzzle or go to the park I want to say yes. I don’t want to be overwhelmed by my stuff and the amount of work I have to do to keep up with my stuff.