Making Decisions about Clutter

I woke up in the early hours of this morning and when I couldn’t fall back to sleep, I thought about how much clutter I could be clearing in the spare room if I actually had the energy to get up and do it (sad, I know, but it always plays on my mind when it starts to feel out of control).

The reason for the out of control feeling was that I hadn’t followed my usual routines as we’d had a few family days out. It’s amazing how quickly things can get feel on top of you.

Turning things around

I knew that getting the kitchen up straight would make me feel better which didn’t take long. Then I decided to sort through some boxes in spare room, which I’m convinced I’d sorted through before. It sometimes feels like I’m on a snakes and ladders board!

I sat just looking at it all for quite some time, and decided that everything that I still couldn’t get rid of just needed me to make a decision.

I was ruthless with what I placed in the charity bags, as these were items that I’ve put to one side before, just in case someone I know might want them. But then I realised that my spare room was becoming a storage area for ‘people that might want things that I have’… and the funny things is… they don’t even know it.

After a few clutter decisions, I cleared an area of the room. My daughters walked in a couple of hours later and congratulated me, which has motivated me to continue tomorrow.

Until next time…


About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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