From this point out, I'm going to need to change the way I do this each day. Because I have other areas in my life I also need to focus on, I've decided to schedule in 1 hour each day for decluttering, and rather than just focusing on items to give away or sell, I need to focus on completely decluttering or dealing with a particular part of the house in that time. So some days it may mean I eliminate a lot of trash or recycling, but don't add much to the give away/sell totals. And that's just fine, and probably natural at this point in the process - the initial easy-to-deal-with areas (piles, boxes, surfaces) have been gone over once. Now I need to do things like finish reorganizing my filing and paperwork, dealing with piles of mending and ironing, work my way through cupboards and shelves more slowly and make more considered decisions about what they contain and so forth.
Eliminating clutter and excess is very like peeling an onion - there are layers. The outer layer is the obvious stuff lying around, or those things already waiting for you to deal with them in boxes and so forth. The next layer is giving each room a good clean up, perusing all shelves and drawers for unneeded items as you go. And then comes the deeper stuff, bit by bit, layer by layer.
How about you? Are you decluttering? Got any comments or questions? Leave a comment