Have you ever noticed that if you sweep a messy floor and then scoop up the small pile of dirt and bits and bobs into the trash, it doesn't take much room in the bin - but spread out on the floor, a small amount of trash can mess up a whole big area?
It's like that with stuff - take a box full of unnecessary clutter, and toss it in all directions - instantly you have a whole room looking messy and unpleasant. Conversely, gathering up a box full of clutter and getting rid of it can transform a messy room into a much more pleasant place.
In this second week of my "Letting Go of 1000 Things," I have given away another 174 items, and earmarked 99 to sell, bringing the grand total of items let go of in the last two weeks to 839! There are still 6 weeks to go - be interesting to see what the end total is. Will it get harder to find 20-30 items a day to get rid of? We will see!