Woman gets rid of 10 things a day to declutter
A very good idea, actually! So about a month ago, I began religiously getting rid of 10 items a day. Some days it was 10 items, and other days 15.
When I found a free moment throughout my day, I realized that my mind would wander to thinking about items that I wasn't using in my home. Using this method, by the end of my day when I returned home, I would usually have a plan for what I wanted to remove from my home by either selling it (ebay and craigslist I love you!), donating it to salvation army or tossing it (sad, but true).
I remember a time when I first started earning money when purchasing items gave me a euphoric feeling. Then when I was earning more money, I was spending more and this feeling lessened. The more I spent, the less enjoyment I got out of my possessions. I was becoming suffocated by my newly acquired things. Moving put this all into perspective for me.
Now, getting rid of things is giving me the same sort of "high" that I once got when I was purchasing things. Cleaning out once sought after possessions and realizing how much I spent on these items, only to donate them or toss them makes me think more before spending my hard earned money. Not only am I losing money, but landfills are filling up and the consumer machine continues to run faster and faster to fill our perceived need of things.