After my last post where I talked about donating at least half of my stuff in preparation for our move, I got so many questions and emails about how I did it. I guess that January is a good time to talk about decluttering since everyone is in the organizing mood.
To be honest though, I definitely didn’t organize my stuff. It was already organized- everything was in nice bins and labeled, but I had so many things that I just didn’t need or use anymore. What I needed was to downsize my stuff and moving was the perfect excuse to do it!
See, we only could keep what would fit in the back of our car to bring to Florida. The rest of the stuff needed to be stored. And to store something for 5 months meant that I had to love it. I couldn’t hold on to stuff that didn’t suit me for my life right now. So decluttering was all about having a mind shift from “do I have room for this?” to “do I love this and need this?”