Update: Clear-Out

Hi everyone! How are you doing? ❀️ This post marks a major turning point in my life….I’ve finally decided I’m ready to part with some stuff that I have no real need for but found difficult to let go at one point πŸ˜„ (I remember writing somewhere on here a long long time ago that this would never happen but it finally is!).

I’m of the mindset that I only want to surround myself with things that matter and I’m fully aware that material items like these aren’t the most important things in the long run but I now feel like the stuff I’m surrounded by is meant to be there and isn’t holding me back.

I’m coming to terms with the fact that there is not a chance in hell that my bedroom is ever going to be minimalistic πŸ˜‚ but I want to make it as close as possible so that it’s housing stuff that holds more good memories than bad. I suppose this can count as Spring cleaning just before the season ends! 🌻

The mess is unbelievable πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

For so long I have kept ahold of things because I haven’t felt I could get rid of them but at the same time I didn’t exactly want them in my life as they took up space + some of it made me sad to look back on and now that is changing. Seeing old school books, notes, story books and clothes going in piles & boxes from different phases of my life is strange but it’s nice to think that I’m moving forward and making room for new obsessions whilst holding onto those that don’t hurt when I look at them (like my collection of Enid Blyton books and my trunk of Beano comics which will stay with me forever and are probably damaging the structure of the house because there’s so many of them 😬 but ah well πŸ˜‚).

I’ve been going through it all in stages so that I don’t make any wrong decisions that I’ll regret in a moment when I just want to get it over with because I’m tired or a migraine flare-up is coming on and so far I’m 100% positive with my choices. Right now as you can probably tell by the photo above there is loads of stuff ready to go all over the floor so in the middle of the night when I need to go to the toilet I have to remind myself to turn on the lamp so that I don’t fall over everything πŸ˜‚

Alongside the internal feeling that things are changing (like my perspective) I’m also noticing that there is going to be so much space when everything I don’t want or need is gone! (Well the majority of it anyway πŸ˜‚πŸ˜). Anywho, I just wanted to record this moment here as I never thought it would happen and I want to share it with you + track the things that are going on so that I can look back and remember them later instead of thinking nothing is changing when it truly is in little ways like this that mean a lot in the long run ✨

Thank you for reading guys! 😊 Have you ever found it really difficult to get rid of something that you don’t really need anymore? If so, how did you bring yourself to do it? Let me know and have a wonderful day! πŸ’–

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  1. It’s really hard to let things go. I want to declutter my home this summer to get rid of a ton of things. It can be so hard to do with not feeling well. I have chronic illness/pain and it feels so overwhelming thinking about it now lol.

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    1. Yeah, I hear ya! It can be very daunting at first, why don’t you make a list of everything you think you want to get rid of and then go through it giving reasons why it should stay + why it shouldn’t (the one with the most decides what happens and also factor in whether or not what you decide to keep brings you joy) and then when you’re able to get round to it you will have saved yourself a lot of time in the decision making process. For me It really makes you feel more in control of the situation being able to decide what you do and don’t want and that is something I’m enjoying about it as I don’t get that much with my illness but I’m probably going about it the wrong way with not pacing when I’m going through the stuff and paying for it later on with pain tbh πŸ˜‚ I hope you get to do it too! πŸ’–Xx

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      1. Sorry for the late reply. I’ve been having a rough week with not feeling well and having pain issues. I’m sure you understand that. My plan of attack, is to get some huge black garbage bags and just throw away anything I don’t want or haven’t been using. I could take my time to go through every single thing and decide if I should give it away, donate it, sell it, but I’m at the point where those extra steps are too much for me to deal with. My bedroom is the main room that is cluttered that I need to work on. It’s a disaster and I can never find anything. The rest of my home is just find. With my Mom moving out, I have an extra room to work in which will be helpful. My Mom was living with me to help me out with cleaning and stuff. Though right now she needs to be helping out with my little brother who is severely disabled and has CP. She is also helping and staying with my 91 year old Grandma. Anyway, sorry for the longest comment!!! Lol! We can both do this and we will get it done!! πŸ˜€

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      2. I’m so sorry to hear that, I hope the pain eases for you soon πŸ€—β€οΈ your plan sounds great (I need to be more like that and just get rid of stuff instead of thinking it through again and again πŸ˜‚). Wishing you the best of luck with getting it done! πŸ’–

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  2. Good for you, Elsie! There is something very freeing about letting go of things that no longer serve you, isn’t there? When I purged around my house about 6 months ago, I asked myself the simple question: Does this bring me joy? If not, it went, if so, it stayed. So far have no regrets. I wish the same for you! Vicki

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    1. Thank you!! πŸ˜„ Yes! It makes me feel more in control of the situation when before everything was just getting out of hand. I will have to do that, I get the feeling as I continue throughout my room there is going to be a lot more stuff than expected leaving me πŸ˜‚ I appreciate that πŸ’–

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  3. This is amazing! πŸ’— I’m proud of you. I also have to get rid of clothes and stuff I don’t use anymore but I find it hard and I also get emotional of letting things go. Some things I can’t let them go as they mean a lot to me. It’s important to not regret it and just let things go which you want. I also need more space haha I have so many things. I don’t like minalistic entirior πŸ˜‚

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