Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I seem to have gotten stuck. After all that chucking, I've run out of things to throw out. Not that I don't have any more things. I still got lots of those! I just don't know what else I can throw out. I seem to need whatever's left, although many are things I just need to start using up. Photo paper. Note cards. Note pads. Envelopes. Post Its. Books (well, these I need to read). Make up. Blank DVDs. The list goes on. I hope this stagnancy does not last long. That is not to say, however, that I haven't made any progress. I have a much clearer space, although I believe I can still get rid of more. So on goes the decluttering process.


  1. Hang in there! My experience is that the decluttering inspiration ebbs and flows in waves. For some people, big purges may work best and for others the slow-and-steady. Each round may lead to another re-evaluation and deeper sorting as you enjoy the space and freedom of less. It's nice to find your blog (though Miss Minimalist) as I am on the same path of more with less.

  2. Thank you for your comment. I find that both big purges and slow and steady ones work for me. There are days when I can just spend an entire afternoon getting rid of things. Then for the next few days throw out a little each time. I am still hoping to get rid of more. Good luck with your own journey toward less.

  3. Hi! I'm a little late getting here from Miss Minimalist, but I've been enjoying reading about your purging adventures!

    Some advice...Make sure you're not purging just to purge. When I find myself getting rid of things that I probably shouldn't, I take a break. You'll find more that you can do without, don't worry! I take a break from stuff, and focus on clearing mental and commitment clutter. Being intentional with time is even more challenging than being intentional with possessions.

    Good luck!


  4. That is great advice. I did, at one point, seem to obsess on just getting rid of things for the sake of purging in order to meet my end goal. But I came to realize it immediately as I questioned my intentions of throwing out things. I would find myself looking for things to dispose of and I just thought, "this isn't right". On the other hand, I do believe that there are still a lot of material things that I can do without and I would someday want to clear out more. Thank you for your advice!