My new year resolution this year was to reduce wastage and buy only what I need. I know it’s sort of overdue to be talking about new year resolutions now, but I guess I was finally overcome by the guilt of hoarding.
So I decided to de-clutter. In fact, I thought about drawing a mind-map on just how and what to de-clutter. I figured I’m not going to be spending every single day de-cluttering, so with the map, I’d get some sort of a guide as to what needs to be done when I have the time for it. Sounds awfully like procrastination again, but I assure you it’s not. Apparently, my hands got the better of my mind, and I was de-cluttering before the mind-map materialised.
Although I don’t get overly sentimental on every possession, I still keep things because “I’d probably use that at some point in time”. But of course, I never did.
Now here’s my solution: If I see something while I’m de-cluttering that I’ve decided to keep from the previous session, and have not used since then, it goes without contention.
I like to de-clutter because the physical act of throwing things out is therapeutic as most people would agree. I also think it’s a good way to learn about yourself, such as what your likes are, how your tastes have changed, needs evolved and know what not to buy in the future.
So while I was de-cluttering the most commonly used section (guess guess!) of my room today, I discovered my penchant for make-up pouches/bags/train cases etc.
What am I to do with them?