August Declutter Challenge – Day 18

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Recuperating from the flu means I need to do easy decluttering.

For me easy means . . .

 . . . No heart strings are tugged when I think about getting that item out of the house. For me the heart strings can be ones of . . .

  • Good memories: to get rid of the item is to get rid of the memory.
  • Guilt because I didn’t use up, read, wear, make or play/use this item yet or not often enough.
  • Loved ones who are dead: to throw away, give away, or recycle their belongings (that now reside in my house) means I don’t care about them any more.
  • Fear of not having enough when the future comes.
  • Lazy: for whatever reason I just don’t want to have to deal with the item(s) now. So, I’ll add it to my pile of stuff for a future date of decision.
  • Loss of a dream: to to throw away, give away, or recycle certain things means that I’ll never have the chance to come to completion with it. I.e. I’ll never finish that project, write that letter, create this artwork, read that book, wear those skinny jeans, make my mom/dad proud because I did xyz with xyz.

So, in honor of easy I went through a pile of papers – which hardly ever have heart strings attached to them. I am trashing most of the papers and 3 boxes (which I cut open so they’ll lay flat in the recycle bin).

What easy thing can you declutter today?


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Amanda  |  . at .

    i can relate with most of your heart strings. thanks for sharing!

    today i decluttered a pile of papers off my desk..

    hope you’re recovering from the flu. take it easy!


  • 2. craftylyra  |  . at .

    Thanks for the comment on my blog! I decluttered my inbox in appreciation!!


  • I love your easy decluttering.

    You know what? Maybe that’s why I love decluttering papers so much – they are EASY for me to TOSS!

    Other stuff, I have to work through and get to that point!

    Susan, I’m going to link to this post because I love it so much 🙂


  • 4. Marcia "HDMac" McFarlane  |  . at .

    Excellent post!!


  • 5. susan2009  |  . at .

    Lyra – WYG. I really need to clean out my inbox too. When I do, I’ll do so in honour of you. 🙂

    Marcia one and two – thanks for the praise. Feel free to link, I was inspired your whole challenge (M#1) and examples (of both).



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