The de-cluttering continues apace.
The Goodwill pile is growing for tomorrow’s delivery.
I’ve been working on several nooks and crannies where I’m finding an astonishing number of things that were truly just taking up space for no good reason. Though I have to admit, I’m working in the “easy” areas, while avoiding the unholy grail that is my modestly sized walk in closet.
The things that reside in there require the most emotional capital to sort through.
I have been leaning heavily for support on my sister-in-law, who just this morning talked me through letting go of an old coin purse in favor of the new one I made from my friend P’s hand spun yarn. I don’t NEED two coin purses.
I mentioned to her one day as we were talking over how exhausting it is to sort through ones’s stuff, that it’s like you are a battery and every time you make a decision about an item, you have to touch it, which draws some of your energy out. You can only do this for a certain amount of time each day, then you have to stop and let your emotional battery re-charge. It’s not at all the same as “tidying up”. That’s just moving stuff from one place to another. This is a decision making activity.
I have finished my list of areas to de-clutter for the day, and even though it only took me about an hour, I’m so… DONE! My battery really does need re-charging. Perhaps I’ll go on Pinterest and look at OTHER people’s stuff for a while, and be grateful that it’s not in MY house.
I don’t think it takes any emotional energy whatsoever to throw out the rotting food from that refrigerator now does it Missy? Stop whining about batteries and get the baking soda. That appliance needs a good scrub. Now hop to it!
Boy, I’d love to know where she charges HER batteries….. I’ll bet it’s someplace like that lab in the Frankenstein movies….
(Keep your voice down, dimwit.)