Does anyone else always get sucked into those tv shows about people who have houses filled with clutter? Some are more lighthearted, like Clean House, others are kind of dark, like Hoarders. Either way, I find them completely fascinating. People have just accumulated so much stuff, and it’s always such a mess, with piles everywhere. And yet, the people also always know exactly where everything is.
Watching these shows always makes me want to go clean out my closet.
At first, you don’t understand how people get to that point. And I still don’t understand how anyone can stand to live among rotting trash. But I guess you just get used to it and then you stop noticing the smell and the flies. But then I start to think about the things that I own. How many storage boxes do I have in my closet? How much stuff is saved under my bed. It’s not trash, but is it really stuff I need? On some level, maybe I’m saving it so I don’t have to spend money later. And that’s frugal. But at the same time, it’s a little bit wasteful too.
So here’s my challenge. I want to get rid of 5 things a week for the next month. And maybe for the month after that. See how much I can pare down. It will be nice to be free from some of this stuff that I have accumulated, and it might make organizing my closet a whole lot easier.