Tower of Clutter

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Have you ever heard of the tower card? Years ago I was with a group of friends and we had our tarot cards read. I’m not saying that this is a good or bad thing, just that it happened.

I wasn’t paying attention, to be honest, but I do remember one card that came up. It wasn’t even for me. Yet it was the one I recall.

This lady explained that the tower was a complete disaster and everything was destroyed. All was not lost because this gave you a chance to rebuild the way you wanted it to be in the first place.

Why I’m bringing this up is because this may be a quick explanation of my week so far.

You see for the past seven or so years I have been selling off, little by little, all the items that clog up the house.

So much so that as a family we named a space in our house the “Room of Doom.”

Throughout my blog, there has been the reference to this area. And how the struggle of clearing it was becoming overwhelming.

My birthday was Sunday 19th, and one gift I received, was a week off from being a parent. Actually, I think it is more like my mother and her fiancé, just love having them around but they don’t have time off work at the same time as the girls get time off school.

Monday morning, the day after my birthday. I was determined to clear some of the clutter away.

Sorting through twenty plus dusty boxes of stored unwanted items was a task. By Tuesday I had advertised four large IKEA bags of clothes and filled thirteen bags ready to go to ‘cash for clothes’. The bags that my husband took to drop off, all thirteen of them, we got £21.50 for. The ones advertised made £50.

There is so much more work to do but this was me facing the defeat that I couldn’t list and sell on eBay to put into savings. On the other hand, I can now create a routine and start with the few remaining items and build a better, more manageable system that works with my goals and gives me the freedom to get creative again.

I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and a breathing space has been given. I really wish I had done it sooner.

Holding on to so much stuff does nothing good for you. Having it there has stopped me from purchasing any old thing. I had retrained my thinking to “do I really need this?” Before I even thought, “do I like this?”.

Hopefully with that way of thinking and the mass amount of breathing space created by removing so much in one sweep. I am finally getting my ducks in a line.

I want to set a challenge for you to write down every time you didn’t buy something that you normally would have. Add the amount it would have cost you. Do this for a month. How much did you save?

Leave a comment to let everyone know how much you saved. And good luck!

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Danielle Morris-Brewer is a lifestyle blogger has had an online presence since 1998. Becoming a mother in 2010 and obtaining a BA(HONS) in Graphic Design 2011 has taken her creative, problem-solving skills to new levels. “Getting organised is the key.”
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