We all accumulate things over time – inherited items, clothes we thought we loved but purchased on a whim, hold on to belongings just in case they are useful. But the truth is that most of our decisions around holding onto items comes from an inherited one where there was lack of and scarcity.
I experienced this awareness recently while going through items which belonged to my Grandmother who passed over 17 years ago. She was a lady with exacting taste and I was grateful to have come to be custodian of a few of her housewares – bedspreads and oil lamps. But I had NEVER used them – they stayed stored in my loft space for over 17 years!
Marie Kondo is an expert in de-cluttering. She has a unique method of scaling down our things in a way which is current and creates a freedom for us to live in the Now. The link to her story is here.
The net result of my de-cluttering having read Marie’s book is that I have let go of all my Grandmother’s belongings. I now only have what I need. I know where everything is. My finances have started to improve and I sleep so much better.
It’s been a spring clean of the mind ...