Before I moved to this house that we live in now we moved house on average every 3 or 4 years. I never had a problem packing for the moves. We've lived here for 20 years so I've not had to think about what I have stored away. A couple of years ago we cleared the loft space because I was worried about all the junk that was stored up there. Most of it was junk and got thrown away. It's the same in my craft room, I've had two de-cluttering sessions lately and still need to get rid of more.
When we first moved here we built a 'temporary' fitted wardrobe in our bedroom. Well, that 'temporary' lasted a long time!!! Yesterday we started to clear everything out of the bedroom ready to have a professionally fitted bedroom. It's going to look great, can't wait for it to be done. But - I feel really depressed about the amount of junk I've kept over the years. I sorted all the clothes out and have quite a few things to take to the charity shop, this was the easy bit. When I look at the amount of clothes that were in there it was a tiny fraction of what filled the space. My sitting room is absolutely full of stuff. I can't believe how depressed I feel about it. When did I turn into a hoarder? Why did I turn into a hoarder? What happened in my life to make me change so much? I have put a lot of things to one side ready for the charity shop and there are a few things that I've thrown away. When it comes to putting everything back into my new bedroom I intend to only put back what I know will be used/worn. I am no longer going keep anything unless I actually use it. This will be tough, but why will it be tough? I hate being cluttered so what part of me won't let things go?
Phew - that really got all this off my chest (I often wonder about that expression). I'm ready for the next session in there, still got the chests of drawers to go through!