“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad”.
I say: “Knowledge is knowing how to declutter; wisdom is getting to it”.
I was visiting with a friend who has a lovely large home. She was telling me that they are blessed with an abundance of storage. Even though they have storage areas and she is ultra organized she said all of the boxes stored away had become an emotional liability to her. They weighed on her mind just having so much stuff. A lot of it was inherited things that she needed to decide what to do with.
She is an expert on organizing but until she came up with a plan on how to declutter she was stuck. She shared that she has taken one container at a time and the letters from her mother (who is deceased) she has placed in plastic sleeves and put them in a notebook she labeled and put on a bookshelf. She is writing her mother’s personal history and when she is through with the letters she will again declutter as she won’t need to keep all of them.
Do you have a secret on how to declutter?