Dreaded Decluttering

It seemed long time ago since I did the last Decluttering session. And my — our — things unintendedly has become enormous in amount and size, and a bit uncontrollable. The signs have been real, I have experienced again email difficulties in finding good my things when I need them, even though I have minimized — pared & streamlined — many many categories of our belongings. 

Kids are growing, finishing one school year, school holiday, traveling, discount & end of season sale everywhere…. Yes, growing kids need new garments, we stock the good material garments for them while discount (the price difference are significant), while the old ones kids still can wear them for another 6 months. 

I reviewed my garments and apply new style, more mature style for 40 up (more loose style), since my collection looked more like a college student while my face & body has had collection of wrinkles & fat everywhere. Some of the old garments are still sit around because I still can mix & match them with my new ones.
So basically it’s not one-in one-out. 

I need to do big challenge of Streamlining & Decluttering again. Minimize the things I have in each locker, cupboard, cabinet so I & everybody at home would be able to find any single thing in no time.

Recently, for myself I bought 5 outfits that can be mixed & matched and 12 under garments, but I giveaway 2 outfits & 2 under garments still.

So, am I a real minimalist? 

Yes, I am a minimalist wannabe. Without minimizing & streamlining, it is difficult to maintain my insanity. Comparing to the extraordinary & inspiring individuals in the blogs I am nothing. However, comparing to my extended family (some of them are already a minimalist, but many are not yet) and my friends, I am.

I would regain my time & space. I would regain my focus & future. I start again my effort toward simplicity & productivity through minimalism. I start to brainstorm, dream again and be active to achieve it. 

Finally, I restart small, low fruit…. Yesterday, I sent out 5 outgrown kid garments, and 4 of mine. Today, I giveaway more than 80 CD & DVD collections. 

Hopefully, I can plan better each day for the better ends & productivity.

Decluttering Updated, 30 Mar 2017 

After several an-hour-decluttering-session on Wednesdays & Saturdays and 10 minutes here & there, the result is I’ve got 3 significant places, that the new organisation I hope more efficient & effective in serving our family life.

1. My room

My room, actually the master bedroom (it’s for the 4 of us). Yup, the small table on the right. Before decluttering, it was full of kids’& my books, toys on it, and on the floor underneath the table. Yes, the study table on the left is still not decluttered yet, my next target. 

2. At the entrance: lockers

Before, at the entrance/guest room, we had 3 lockers like the 2 right lockers for kids books & toys including Legos.  I can declutter couple of toys so 1 locker is empty & then moved to upstairs into the guest bedroom/study room. Here in the photo is our one 3×4 locker & two 1×4 locker for tools, photo albums, hobbies (swimming, roller skate), kids book, toys, Legos – –  but the 2 top right I haven’t decluttered them yet. 

Another place is our guest bedroom/study room upstairs. Before, we had no locker. Now we have 1 for papers, photo paper, photoprinter, CD programmes, and a couple of guest things for the guest(s). 

3. More organised shoe rack

Yeah, I know it’s not a great deal, but I put name for each line & donate one kid’s shoe. 

I think that’s all I declutter in March. 

Thanks for reading. See you next time and have a great day. 


Decluttering is Good For My Emotional Health

Decluttering is one of my emotional catharsis.

Especially for particular days when i think:
1.   I fail on several things.
2.   I’m not very productive.
3.   I don’t reach my goals.
4.   Things don’t work as what I think they supposed to be.
5.   I have very high emotional fluctuations/emotional need to be released, or bad mood.

I feel completing something after decluttering and counting how many things I have uncluttered. But most of all, I am pleased and more peaceful to see more open space at home, in rooms, inside cupboards, on the tables. It is likely the emotional burden in my heart thrown far away, with the things I release in decluttering.

Yes, i always feel i have more space in my heart, calmer and peaceful with my mind too, that I have accomplished good things in that particular day.

My utmost and first inspiration of decluttering, simplicity, and more and more organizing smartly are my 2 boys, both toddlers. Living with them, you know what I mean.

My source of inspirations and models also from zenhabits.net and missminimalist.com

Hope you have a great weekend!