I know I’ve talked about decluttering before, but I haven’t been very stringent in deciding what things to toss vs. keep.
This week, I made the cut a little deeper and cleared out another bag of clothing, accessories, and knick-knacks to be dropped off at Goodwill.
This undertaking just reaffirmed what I already know:
(1) I have too much stuff – WAY more than what I need, and even more than what I want.
(2) I wear 25% of my clothes 70% of the time. I can probably cut 50% of my wardrobe without any visible impact.
(3) I’ve spent a lot of money on things that do not bring me lasting joy nor reflect my priorities.
It’s not only about the money. The time I spend wandering the stores can be better spent settling down with a good book, coffee or tea with friends, or taking a dance class.
It’s easy to say, hard to live by. But I should try harder to live by that.
Have you been successful at decluttering your life?