Day 329: It is Only Clutter When it no Longer Serves a Purpose in Your Life

Just look at these two cute items that I sold today…

Good condition clutter sold

A robotic puppy which was a very expensive Christmas present that was hardly used.

A build a bear santa outfit that the bear probably got dressed up in once.

The families that bought them will not be seeing them as clutter in their homes until their children grow up and no longer need them. It’s the cycle of life I suppose.

I’m so pleased that other children will get to use our unwanted items as they’ve served no purpose to us for many years. It’s taken me a while to realise that I can’t keep things forever even if they still have life left in them. Passing them on will keep things flowing rather than letting them collect dust and stop them being used by someone that can’t necessarily afford to buy them at full price.

My children are happy too as it gives them pocket money to spend on something more useful to them. If this in turn becomes clutter, we’ll pass it on a bit quicker next time.

Once you don’t need something anymore, it tends to do the following:

  1. It gets in the way
  2. It distracts you
  3. It irritates you
  4. It takes up time you haven’t got
  5. It reminds you that you need to do something with it
  6. It takes up valuable space for something you do want to keep

Clutter gets to me every day and I’m longing for more spacious surroundings. Granted, most of the items that I’m selling are in sealed boxes in the garage, but they are still on my mind and I have to go and look for them whenever I get a message to say that someone wants to come round to buy something.

The trip into my garage reminds me how much I have to do in there (that’s a job for 2021 now). I made a good start this year but need to focus on the house for the rest of this year.

So, if clutter is getting to you, it’s important to keep the items in your home to a limit. I’m still working on it as part of my 2020 challenge and determined to be able to walk around my house without constant reminders of things I still have left to do.

I’ve come a long way and hope you will continue to follow me on my journey.

I’ve had a good day today, keeping up with the morning routines, finding long-term places for items and so on. I’ve also had a productive day at work.

I hope this post inspires you to get rid of something you don’t need anymore that serves no purpose in your life.

Until tomorrow…



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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9 Responses to Day 329: It is Only Clutter When it no Longer Serves a Purpose in Your Life

  1. Sheree says:

    De-cluttering is so satisfying

  2. Clutter isn’t just physical, even if things are out in the garage they take up space in your mind.

  3. rothpoetry says:

    You are right move it on to benefit others… and yourself!

  4. Pingback: Day 330: The More You Clear, the More You Learn and the More Successes You Have | Sandra Madeira

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