I liked this quote from Tony Robbins:
“You can find experiences to back up almost any belief. The key is to make sure you’re consciously aware of the beliefs you’re creating. If they don’t empower you, change them”.
I love this idea as it relates to getting rid of clutter. So many of us hold on to things with the belief that “we may need it someday” and if we get rid of it it will be the end of the world.
Now really—what is the worst thing that can happen if we do get rid of it and we do need it later? My guess is we will do without, we can buy or borrow another one, we will find something better and more up to date.
What does your belief system tell you? That you need to hold on to the past because you were raised by parents from the depression era and they never threw away anything? If so, does that work for you?
What other reasons do you have for not getting rid of clutter? And are you o.k. with it?