3.04.2010

Survivor: Room edition

In the process of transferring rooms.
It's a complete disaster area! Combine all the unwanted junk of the 2 adult females who have occupied it in the past 13 years.
What will survive?!
Not much, probably, but I'm defo keeping my massive teen book collection (Nancy Drews and The Babysitters Club for my future niece!), my baton medals/ribbons (to prove I didn't waste 9 years of my life), the Polly Pockets (just cause they rock), and my college supplies & texts (cause I spent a small fortune on them).

Otherwise... PURGE! Kind of hilarious to see the shoes & bags I rocked as a teen. Definitely didn't go with the flow.

Wise words:
1. Stop buying unnecessary things. Only buy the necessities, and always ask yourself: is this truly necessary?

2. Get rid of the obvious things. Stuff that’s getting in your way, that you rarely ever use. You can often fill up a few boxes immediately, put them in your car, and donate them to a thrift shop or to friends and family the next day.

3. Get rid of more obvious things. Now that you’ve cleared up some of the clutter, you can take a look around and start seeing other things you rarely use. Box these up as well.

4. Clear the clutter on your floors. If your floors are barely visible because you have clothes and boxes and different items all over the place, start clearing your floors.

5. Clear other flat surfaces. Shelves, table tops, counter tops. They don’t have to be completely clear, but should only have a few essential objects.

6. Start going into closets and drawers. One place at a time, start clearing out clutter.

7. Cut back another third. At this point, you should have simplified drastically, but you can revisit what you still own and see things you don’t really use that often.

8. Start letting go, emotionally. For emotional reasons, there will be things that you “just can’t part” with — clothes or shoes or books or mementoes or gifts, childhood items. This is difficult, but given time, you’ll learn that such attachments aren’t necessary.

9. Get rid of another third. At this point, you’re pretty minimalist, but you can cut back more.

10. Et cetera. The process will never end, until you actually give up everything.

reblogged from Daily Cup of Yoga & mnmlist

♥ Callah

2 comments:

Veronicahhh said...

mnmal totally nails it, hey?

♥ Callah said...

Defo! I'm easily throwing out/ donating like 50% of my possessions. And I can't wait.