It is amazing to see hoarding – in reality or on the TV screen. Piles of junk and what we would consider trash, flowing off table tops and bureaus and even sleeping places. Thank goodness most of us don’t get to the state where parting with old magazines causes an emotional melt-down.
But if we look around, chance are there are things we have not used for years . . . clothes that don’t fit . . . . gadgets we don’t use . . . things that no longer match our lifestyle.
What so many of us do is arrange more space to accommodate these cast-offs. Box them and put them in the attic. Build more shelves or bookcases. Rent a storage locker and pay monthly for the privilege of keeping our STUFF.
Maybe it’s time to look at things a different way. How about parting with this stuff? Ask your adult kids if they want any of it. When they turn you down, have a yard sale. Call a charity. Many will even come and pick it up.
Adopt a mindset of parting with what you don’t need, instead of keeping it or worse still, treasuring it. They say it’s freeing to give it up. Are you ready to try?