Sometimes as you go through life, it takes a major change or a move to help you to realize that you just need to declutter, not only your life, but your physical world as well.
Such an event happened to me recently. After transferring to a new position in my company, this required my husband and I to move to a new state. I had no idea just how stressful this would be until we began to start packing up our former home and its contents.
We were told that it would take 2 semi trucks to load all of our stuff. I knew we were in trouble. Needless to say after much pain and emotional suffering, we downsized to 3 - 26 foot U-hauls (which was still a huge amount of stuff! But we got rid of so much stuff.
When we moved into our new home, I began to get rid of even more stuff. We took load after load to our local donation center. I sold or gave away tons of stuff on our local facegroups, and after living in our new home slightly over a year, I have begun to de-clutter even more.
One of the areas that I am working on is my recipes. When I began my journey of learning to make personal care products, I searched for and kept every recipe that I could get my hands on. Now, after nearly 20 years later, I am getting rid of literally thousands of recipes. I am keeping ones that hold value or ones that I have made that I know to have beneficial properties to them or ones that we enjoy.
I started this journey a week ago, and I have already trashed 4- 3" binders full of recipes. I am getting rid of paper, and saving valuable recipes to my computer with backups of them on a regular basis. I can't begin to explain what a good feeling this is to get rid of the "crap" and have room for a more open and clean life. Decluttering - it's not just for everyone, just for those who want to be happier in life!