As you have read the past two weeks, there are many causes of clutter. This week, we are focusing on another common reason that I hear from clients. I often hear things like… I was planning on using it for my son’s room. I was going to reupholster it one day. I wanted to make a dress out of it. I thought I might put it on display. I thought I was going to scrapbook.
This reason tends to come from a place in which people have a hard time getting rid of things that they were planning on using and never did. We wish we had time to do all of the hobbies and side projects that we have always wanted to do. We think, maybe next year, I’ll have the time to put together a photo album. Learn how to use the fondue maker. Use that treadmill in the corner. More often than not, people just don’t have a lot of time. Therefore, projects tend to go on the backburner. And things go undone.
But again and again, these things just become dust collectors that take up precious space in our homes. They also can begin weigh heavily on us. We feel like we are letting ourselves or someone else down because we haven’t completed or even started that project.
It’s time to let it go. Take bold action and decide to NOT do it. It’s not giving up. It’s changing your perspective. It’s not letting go. It’s moving on. It’s not losing a hobby. It’s gaining space in your home and in your mind.
Give yourself the freedom to change your mind.