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. 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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  2. Congratulations on actively taking these steps to let go of items that no longer serve you and creating space for new things in your life! I used to be a collector of things especially books, but when I set my sights on traveling I started letting go of excess and it has honestly been so liberating! Thanks for sharing this moment with us on your blog!
    ❀ Alana

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    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ’– I can imagine that traveling really puts these sorts of things + what you do and don’t want into perspective ✨ Thank you for reading! πŸ˜„

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  3. I think it depends on what it is to whether I keep it or not, but I definitely need another spring clean (or summer clean haha). Sometimes it just piles up and you just don’t realise until one day you look at it and just like β€œwhat the…” πŸ˜‚ I might dedicate one day next week to cleaning up my stuff haha. Xx

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    1. I can completely relate to keeping something and not knowing why with a few of my things and then the longer you have it the more difficult it is to let it go. I have a Rosie and Jim t-shirt from when I was a kid (and I’m pretty sure it belonged to my sister before me) and I don’t know why but I don’t want to get rid of it (whether or not it still fits me is out of the question as this thing is for toddlers! πŸ˜‚). Thank you so much for reading! πŸ˜„πŸ’–

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  4. Someone recently mentioned about a lady called Marie Kondo who has a short series on Netflix about tidying and it caught my attention! I go through stages of trying to be super, super organised and when I watched her series, I had a massive declutter as I focused on the things around me that give me joy. The charity shops did very well that weekend! XX

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    1. I’ve heard of Marie Kondo but never gone and checked out her stuff so hearing that it has been beneficial to you I’m intrigued! Haha I can imagine πŸ˜‚ Thank you so much for reading! πŸ’–

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