Personal Reflection

Why I Love Decluttering My Life

It’s easy to accumulate a lot of stuff over the years. But it’s not as easy to throw away or donate things. At least for me.

I’ve been trying to live a more minimalistic lifestyle in 2018. I’ll admit I’m not perfect. But as I get older, I realize owning material possessions doesn’t bring me genuine satisfaction.

I like cleaning. There’s something so calming about it. I’m not a fan of mess. Chaos and I don’t get along.

Going through my closet the their day took a while. I have way too many clothes.

I tend to reach for the same pieces over and over again, so I didn’t even know what I had in the back of my closet.

Safe to say, I had a ton of items I hadn’t worn in years, much less months.

I’ve tried my best to buy less this year because I already own many of the things I want. I don’t need to purchase more.

I’m not really a hoarder, although I do like keeping items for one reason or another. Still, if something doesn’t serve me anymore, I will give it away or get rid of it.

I hope I continue to live a better, more sustainable lifestyle. I’m aware that the environment is also impacted by our buying habits. I’d like to be as eco-friendly as possible.

After decluttering, I felt a weight lifted off my shoulders. I’m happier. I’d rather love a few pieces then possess a lot but not like anything all that much.

Cleaning, decluttering, organizing is fun for me. Fortunately. Unfortunately, they take time and effort.

I used to make purchases, thinking having more stuff would make me happier. But I’ve come to see the value in living with less and appreciating what you have. Life is easier, simpler that way. Besides, no one needs to have 50 shirts.

8 thoughts on “Why I Love Decluttering My Life

  1. I LOVE cleaning! But, like you, I hate throwing away stuff. It makes me sad and I’m one of those people who feel like inanimate objects have feelings. So I feel awful getting rid of them, even if I donate them. But yeah, I wear the same clothing over and over again as well. Every time I go through my clothes I say, “Oh, I remember this shirt. I’ll wear it now that I’ve found it.” Do I wear it? No. I go through this process multiple times for a few years before I finally decide to get rid of it. Or, if it was a gift from someone, forget it. I feel too bad getting rid of it.


    1. Same. I totally understand how you feel. My parents like to joke about objects having feelings. I’m guilty of that too. Oh, gifts are another story entirely. I can’t throw them away even if I’ve used it up or it’s not useful anymore.


  2. Just try decluttering a house you have lived in for almost fifty years! Ha
    Organizing and eliminating things from a drawer, a closet, or a desk has a calming effect on me. It brings me to a peaceful mindset.


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