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Why can’t I throw things away???
For most people there comes a time when they must sort through, consolidate and get rid of their stuff. This is often prompted by a move to a new home or downsizing to an apartment or condo. Whatever your reasoning, the time will surely come.
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Many of us hold onto things because they have meaning to us. They represent a time in our life that was important to us and it’s hard to let that feeling go. The first thing we have to teach ourselves is that it isn’t the object that holds the meaning, it’s the memory. So, if you are a “collector” of all things useless, this article is for you.
When we hold onto things of our past, we are simply creating clutter in our homes and thus, leaving no room for new memories to enter. For example, you may love books. You may have a mountain of them. Some may be college textbooks or good novels you’ve read through the years. But ask yourself, will I ever need a textbook from 1987 or am I ever going to read that novel from twenty years ago again? The answer to both is probably no. This is the perfect opportunity to donate these books to your local thrift store or used bookstore. Someone else may need these books rather than them collecting dust on your shelves.
When you are in the need to start purging your prized possessions it’s important to take a step back, consider why you have the item in the first place, and if it is really necessary to hold onto. There are always going to be items that cling stubbornly to the shelves, the drawers, the storage room, and, well, to you. And despite the fact that they have absolutely no function in your life or your family’s life anymore, holding on to certain things is important. Holding on to everything is unnecessary and borderline hoarder. Know when you are stepping over this line for when you start to, you have to start getting rid of things. Stuff shouldn’t take over your home or your life. Sentimental items should ground you and keep memories alive.
So, hold on to the markers of your years past, stages of a life long gone. But don’t let them take over your life. Let them enhance it. Take the time to go through your house and visit items you no longer have time for or have forgotten they are there. Think about what that item means to you and if it no longer represents anything, get rid of it. You will be amazed at how quickly you can let go of things and how you can thin your home out. It’s all a work in progress.