However, I look around and things are starting to get cluttered again. I suppose I could go out to Home Depot and purchase something for storage out on my deck, but that is just adding space to the problem. Not to mention that I do not want to start cluttering the deck. It s some of my therapeutic space where I can just go outside, enjoy the weather, and read a book during spring, summer, and fall…
I have started bagging up sweaters I did not wear over the past two winters to donate, as well as other clothing items that just are not going to make it another season. I am now starting to scrutinize many other items in my apartment as well. Not because I necessarily want to be a minimalist, but because clutter is distracting to me as well as makes me feel disorganized. I have also been taking a look at my shelves where I store my food, and asking myself how I can better store the food on the shelves to maximize the storage.
I also want to be sure I can “hide things in plain sight,” or ask myself “where can I store things and make them look inconspicuous?” Having a lack of space is starting to really get to me. Maybe it is the fact that I am getting a taste for spring and want to be outside more. Or maybe it’s the fact that I am looking for more open space again.
Anyone with suggestions or insight on what they have purged and realized they could live without, please feel free to comment.
I can relate. Our place was looking very disorganized and cluttered. We did a cleanup, re-stacked boxes and storage buckets. If you haven’t worn or used the item in 2 years, it’s time to donate. I store a lot of emergency stuff in my closet,like the backpacks and such, as the clothes hide most of the items you hardly know it’s there. You will feel a lot better about your space when you have de-cluttered.