Are You A Pack Rat?
Reasons you might be hanging onto stuff:
I might need it one day.
A friend gave it to me.
It’s an heirloom.
I might lose weight.
It cost a lot of money
Why “Living with Less is More”?
Physical clutter creates mental clutter.
Gain more time
Improve quality of life
Create peace in your life
Life is simplified
Less clutter to clean and organize
Take a picture of sentimental items to help let go before donating.
Purge regularly. Find a space to create a donate bin/bag such as in a garage or closet. Every time you buy new clothing think of purging an item into your donate bin.
Create a list for grocery items and only buy what’s on the list (put blinders on) Lol.
Organize small spaces first such as a drawer or cabinet area in order to gain confidence before doing a whole room. Use the Sort and Purge process.
Use the “Flip Hanger” method to determine what clothes to purge. Hang all your clothes backwards and then after 6 months see what clothes you haven’t worn and then donate or toss.
Quit buying impulsively. Its proven that consumers get a rush when purchasing things that make you feel good but it’s only temporary and so that begins a bad and expensive habit