It may take some time to declutter your life, but it will be time well spent. As you let go, you’ll begin to really understand what matters to you. You will likely notice that the stuff that surrounds you, and demands your attention and energy isn’t as important or meaningful as you think.
That’s exactly what happened to me. When we downsized a few years ago from a big house to an apartment less than half its size, I wasn’t ready to let go of some things. I sealed up five boxes of stuff I thought was important. I wrote the following in big letters on the top of the box. “Put in storage. Decide later.”
When we found our new apartment, there wasn’t any storage space so I let those five boxes go. Today, if you offered me one million dollars to tell you what was in those boxes, I couldn’t do it. I don’t remember. The stuff wasn’t important.
Letting go of my stuff helped me remember what mattered to me. Letting go helped me decide how I wanted to live. If you’d like to let go and declutter your life, these quotes will help.
Declutter Your Life: quotes that will help you let go of your stuff
Less stuff. More love and connection. Ok?
If you don’t use it, let it go. If it doesn’t add value to your life, let it go. If you can’t afford it, let it go. If you don’t want it, let it go. If it weighs you down, let it go. Own what you want but remember, it owns you right back.
Challenging myself to dress with less with Project 333 changed my wardrobe but more importantly it changed me. I realized that no one cared what I was wearing and that I could feel confident, smart, beautiful and loved without buying anything new because I am confident, smart, beautiful and loved. Not because of what I own, or what I wear, but because of who I am.
You are too.
We have to stop believing our happiness lies in the next thing we buy, or the next thing we do, or the next person we see, or the next goal we accomplish or expectation we meet. Happiness isn’t waiting for us. Happiness is within us. It’s not always available to us and it can be fleeting but it is not something you can earn, buy or find.
To clarify, a full house not counting people and pets, just all that other stuff.
You have to organize your things over and over again, but you only have to de-own them once.
Don’t save the good stuff for a special occasion. Life is a special occasion. Use the good dishes. Wear and enjoy your favorite things. Let go of the rest.
Think about how you really want to live in your home. Then you’ll know what to make space for.
I know it sounds obvious, but time after time, we declutter after the holidays or for spring cleaning, or because we are sick of all of our crap and then what do we do? We fill up all the spaces. Stop filling all the spaces. The next time you make a little space for yourself, fill it with all the ways you really want to do life. And if you don’t know what you want to do with the space, just sit with it. Take your time. Answers will come.
Simplicity = clarity.
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