The practice of getting one bag of stuff per day out of the house has proved to work quite well for me. Today I dropped off 12 bags of stuff at the Goodwill (but most of it was ready to go and just loitering in the garage. Delinquent Donations).
Here is what is working for me about the bag-a-day:
1. I don't feel the need to set aside vast quantities of time to declutter.
2. Instead of giving myself a certain area to clean (which will inevitably spill into some other area) or time (which I will always ignore) I have a clear and reasonable goal.
3. Stuff is actually leaving the house.
So one day I took a bag and decided I would focus on one spot in the house that I was pretty sure had a bunch of unused things that I was planning to donate. It did not take long, the space got decluttered and I filled a bag in no time.
I'm sure that it will not work for me forever, but it is working nicely for the moment.
Grateful Crap: not panicking about being buried in stuff
Went to the YMCA today. 30 min on elliptical trainer and weight training as well.
Talked with a friend
snuggled with 3yo
some time outside (but not enough. it was gorgeous today)
Quaker, teacher, parent,