11 January 2011

Stuff, Revisited

I've been putting away Christmas decorations, etc., and it's been frustrating because I don't have a system in place yet for what goes where. (We have a great space in the attic with nice shelves and lots of bins with red lids, but as far as what goes in which bin, that's still being determined, so there's a lot of moving things around and trying different arrangements out.) But tonight I realized that it's not just frustration. Sometimes it actually feels more like resentment.

Yes, resentment. I resent some of my things.

Realizing that felt like a light bulb going off over my head. Once I realized that I actually resented a thing, it became really easy to put it in the Goodwill bag. And since I love simplifying and decluttering, I definitely need to hone my stuff-resentment-detector so I don't miss future opportunities to stop storing things I don't even like.

1 comment:

  1. LOL! Seriously? Stuff is great - it was so nice to get all of the xmas stuff out again to appreciate! Glad you got to declutter though - I know how refreshing it feels to get rid of stuff that you've kept too long.