Hey all! Merry christmas everyone, hope everyone is well!
Today was officially my first day of the christmas holidays back home with my family, after a pretty difficult term at university.
I entered my childhood room, which full to the brim of stuff and thought” I manage to survive at university without any of this stuff” so do I really need it here?. As a self-proclaimed (and noted by many) hoarder,I do keep a lot of things that I don’t need; I store away boxes of old cosmetics and toiliteries that I have had for far too long. After years of working in a cosmetic and toiletry stores I sure have a large collections of things I’ve bought/received in the past few years. I know more than anybody how stupid that is- many items shouldn’t be kept a year past being opened such as body lotions or makeup due to the ingredients turning/oxidising. I had to hold my breath and take on the mindset of “if I haven’t been using this now, will I really ever use it?”.
I have to admit I found such a variety of items- from old drunken photos that I had forgotten existed , the one sock I could never find the pair of and some fake tan that was 3 shades too dark for me. I couldn’t believe I even found some items of clothing with tags on that I had lost before getting the wear (alas, now two sizes to small).I was also shocked to find 5
yes, 5 old broken phones, which I’m now selling for spare parts, bonus!
After filling a big black bag with all the crap, I was left with one pile of things I couldn’t bare to throw away so now I am in a state of rediscovering all these things that I’d forgotten about- it almost feels as thought I’ve just been shopping. Next step will be donating some clothes to charity which I like to do now and again and definitely feel like is something a lot of people oversee at this time of year. Does this make me a new woman who is de-cluttered and stress-free?
Likelihood is, I’ll still be messy and disorganised and will replace all thrown away stuff with new stuff, with christmas around the corner, but one step at a time eh?