Our house has been feeling rather full, in a cluttered since lately, so a couple of weekends ago, my wife and I went through several closets and rooms and got rid of stuff we no longer use. It was amazing how much stuff we had that fell into that category! What’s even more interesting is that I don’t even miss a single thing I got rid of.
What I do enjoy, much more than the exiled stuff, is the free space I have in rooms, closets, bookshelves, and cabinets. There’s such a calming feeling when every inch of a bookshelf isn’t stuffed full of books I’ll likely never read again. Likewise, a closet with much available space is much more fun to interact with than one that’s jammed full of unused clothing that obscures the clothes I actually do wear.
It’s hard to believe that a carload full of stuff taken to Goodwill can have such a positive impact on my surroundings.
Are there any items you know you’ll no longer use that you need to get rid of or give to someone else who can use them? If so, I encourage you to do it as soon as possible. Not only will you enjoy interacting with your newly uncluttered space, you will most likely not even miss the times you get rid of.