Decluttering

Am I the only one that gets these random thoughts into my head that I need to declutter, NOW?! Preferably yesterday, but absolutely now! I don’t know why it happens but I guess I just buy too much crap that I’m not happy with? I need to come up with a new strategy when it comes to purchasing things.. Maybe think it over once, or thrice.. Let a week pass before looking at it again and deciding to go for it? How do you go about buying things? Do you impulse buy or do you plan it out? Clutter makes me crazy and I’m tired of having to clean almost every day.. Plus, living with cats, EVERYTHING gets dusty within a day. I think it’s time to light some scented candles, and start decluttering.. Getting rid of books I have read, books I’ve never touched and never will, decorative items that I don’t want to look at anymore, things like that. How do you go about things like this? How do you keep yourself from going insane? (If you’re actually able to do so).

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13 thoughts on “Decluttering

  1. lisa anniesette June 9, 2018 / 7:59 PM

    My top three tips from preventing yourself from accumulating more things:

    1. Often think about having to move. Some day. The idea of having to move lots of things have stopped me many a time (even if not always..)
    2. Be really cheap. Convince yourself you need to save money towards something.
    3. Be super picky and don’t ever buy anything that is less than perfect. If you want a shirt with three buttons and not four buttons, don’t settle for the one with four (it’s not a great example, but you see my point).

    Other than that, I’m a big fan of continuous revision, you know, just throwing things out that have lost their use on a regular basis. But then I’m a fan of throwing things out in general. To a point where it worries my coworkers 😛 (As I work at an authority, we have to save certain documentation and..let’s just say I’m struggling).

    But also! Do embrace some clutter. In my opinion, some clutter is what makes a home a home.

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    • Lise June 10, 2018 / 2:49 PM

      I do have my decorative trinkets that I don’t throw out purely for aesthetic reasons, those are the only kind of clutter I can handle over a period of time.. so it’s a bit homey at least.

      These are all great tips, even if the example of the third one maybe isn’t the best, I do see your point.. I just gotta find a way to keep all of this in the back of my mind, create some sort of good habit when it comes to buying things. I recently splurged on a lot of candles and I kinda feel bad for it but I do enjoy them a lot so it’s kinda worth it? But yeah, need to implement these. Thank you.

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  2. danniijane June 9, 2018 / 10:52 PM

    I just hoard stuff and after a while my room gets cluttered and it stresses me so I go on a mad cleaning and decluttering spree. I got rid of 7 or 8 bins bags a few weeks back xc

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    • Lise June 10, 2018 / 2:50 PM

      That’s a lot of bin bags! I’m currently on my fourth so I’m not far behind. I wish things were good enough to donate but most honestly isnt. x

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      • danniijane June 10, 2018 / 2:55 PM

        The same with mine. My clothes were awful, lots of other junk. Sadly it was only fit for the bin x

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  3. Stormy Dormy June 10, 2018 / 6:59 AM

    I personally don’t like to keep anything that I’d not be wishing I could repurchase were I to give it to the charity shop/throw it away. I am very sentimental about most of my belongings but know where to draw the line, and will do a big clear out every year or so. I also don’t purchase anything on a whim anymore – I either buy things that will get used up (makeup, candles, stationary etc,) or if it’s not something that will get used up, I’ll think EXTREMELY hard about it before purchasing it. If it isn’t something I’d feel excited and proud to write about in a blog post for example, I wouldn’t purchase it! xxx

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    • Stormy Dormy June 10, 2018 / 7:01 AM

      Actually, I probably wouldn’t but makeup either unless it were something I’d feel excited to write about in a blog post – unless possibly it’s a super boring product that I always use up and always repurchase the same one (like maybe I don’t think much about buying concealer or eyebrow powder.)

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        • Lise June 10, 2018 / 2:51 PM

          A yearly clearout sounds like a good idea, and something I could try to do too.. I don’t remember the last time I decluttered before this so I don’t know how long I have kept my things.. I need to be as good as you to not buy anything on a whim, that’s my biggest problem.

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  4. fancypaperblog June 10, 2018 / 11:22 AM

    Just last week I was like a crazy person throwing away things that I would before have never Done! It gets into your mind. Dust everywhere drives me mad. I have learned not to look into certain rooms in sunlight as it exposed too much!!

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    • Lise June 10, 2018 / 2:54 PM

      I’m glad I’m not the only one feeling that way about clutter and dust.. Having pets definitely make dust so much worse so trying to ‘ignore’ it seems like a good way to go about it x

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  5. Oriana June 11, 2018 / 1:30 AM

    Well my biggest secret to keep organized and to declutter is… I don’t 😂 No but really I have the same problem as you, I buy too much stuff. This year I started to throw away clothes, and I’m planning on selling some others, that’s a start ! Next I’ll do the same with decorative items, but that’s harder since some carry memories with them 😐

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  6. gemmaorton June 13, 2018 / 7:10 PM

    I’m terrible at getting rid of things! I always find a reason to hang on to it. But I’ve recently had a big declutter and it actually felt great.

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