After last Sundays pondering of the “big decision” and my (clumsy) adventures in the O’Shea loft that led to the whole recycle-your-wedding-paraphernalia-right-here phenomenon, I decided further significant changes were required.
For starters I have too much stuff.
I am a 100% bone-fide hoarder, I don’t like throwing things away, especially if I once really loved it/it was expensive/it reminds me of this great time in XXX.
Now I am at the stage where there is no room. Like no room. For anything. I am physically unable to jam one more lipstick into my dresser draw, cram yet another cute cardi in my closet, shove another shoe under the sideboard.
And it’s not because I am some kind of a shopoholic*
It’s because you can’t possibly keep adding new stuff without taking some of the old stuff away….. Right?
Here lies the problem then. I can’t.
Normally the one to rise to pretty much any challenge it turns out this task of starting “afresh” is proving to be just too difficult for Mrs O’Shea.
I started by using my “don’t bother unless you absolutely LOVE it” method (the same method I applied to planning W-day incidentally) which was all fine and dandy, until I realised I would in fact not be left with a fat lot of much at all. A hand full of make-up items, a few recent spring fashion purchases, a favourite coat, 3 pairs of jeans, 2 fitted blazers, several pairs of earrings, My Imac, my camera collection, um……some curling tongs?
To quote RMW’s Naomi…..Scary Biscuits.
However, the method of only throwing away things I haven’t looked at/worn/used in the last 12 months doesn’t really work either – that would pretty much leave me with the items listed above too.
So the question is lovelies, what do you do?
Do I just need to bite the bullet and get on with it? Perhaps it’s the right time to embrace minimalism and Feng Shui after all.
And once you have had the big clear out then what, do you throw things in the bin? put them on ebay? hot foot it to your local charity shop with the nicer more salable items?
Your advice would be much appreciated. Because at this present moment I can’t move for unnecessary life debris and that means I can’t ruddy find a thing.
Big Where Did I Put My Phone?! Love
(*cringes at the fact this is most probably a great big whopping fib)