I still have a ways to go, but I realized something today. In preparing for my upcoming move, lots has been going, some has been shifting – but I realized that after almost 4 years of decluttering, I have reduced my bookshelf use from 2 to 1. That’s progress for me!! Books are hard to part with!
fidgiegirl has written 25 entries about this goal
an enlightening essay from one of the creators of 43T. I realized I would never really totally be free of clutter, etc., but that it is something I’ve been constantly working on for the last three years, and my mindset has changed. It really does match the philosophy described on the Discardia website
Discardia is celebrated by getting rid of stuff and ideas you no longer need. It’s about letting go, abdicating from obligation and guilt, being true to the self you are now. Discardia is the time to get rid of things that no longer add value to your life, shed bad habits, let go of emotional baggage and generally lighten your load.
Thus, it’s fair to check this one off! Once I got up to 43, the urge to purge goals kicked in big time – ironic? ;)
that I didn’t want to mend. Gave it away on the Twin Cities Freemarket, so someone could actually use it. The woman was very appreciative. Glad it went to a nice use rather than in the trash.
a computer bag that ripped . . . before I may have tried to repair it but I just let it go!!!
by doing them. Have finished some mending, am doing all those little things on my to-do list that have been bothering me but can’t just go away. Like three years ago I finished a certificate program and never did the final paperwork. So for three years I’ve been thinking about getting that done. Also, I have needed to write a thank-you letter for a few weeks. Finally did that and mailed it. Little by little I think I will reduce my mental clutter by working on these things.
A grocery bag with BF to the art thrift store (a great place . . .) and returned some unused items to Target. Feels good to have a little more out of here . . .
They are out at the curb, packaged for inclement weather, to be picked up tomorrow. Whoopie!!!!!!!!!
I’m so excited to make progress on this goal that I am prematurely entering things. Friday the Epilepsy Foundation is picking up. Goody, goody. All is prepared and sitting right where I CAN’T FORGET TO PUT IT OUT.
and have filed them or tossed. Which reminds me that I need to go through my file cabinet. But that’s not bugging me as bad as that haphazard crate of crap was, so it can wait a while.
Have pitched a lot of stuff from my grad courses.
Listed a few items on eBay and hoping they are not more trouble than it’s worth.
Have given away some bathroom goodies that I never used and also some hair dye stuff since that seems to always make me ill (chemicals?).
The cycle of wanting to purge is starting over again! Knowing it’s Discardia makes me want to do it more.
fidgiegirl has gotten 9 cheers on this goal.
- mooniebutt cheered this 5 years ago
- Sundays Child ~ Faith, Hope & Love ♥ cheered this 5 years ago
- junipurr cheered this 5 years ago
- Peggy Hill cheered this 5 years ago
- hjahangiri cheered this 5 years ago
- doodle13 cheered this 5 years ago
- Tio D. working to end Huntington disease cheered this 5 years ago
- Allison cheered this 6 years ago