For some reason, people immediately turn to buying bins, baskets and boxes when they have too much stuff.
They think putting their things in pretty, matching receptacles will help their clutter situation.
The problem is most of us already can’t breathe because we have too much stuff. Clutter causes stress and anxiety.
When you buy bins, boxes and baskets, it means bringing MORE stuff into your home.
The key to feeling better is purging.
But purging is uncomfortable. It requires decision-making and quieting your inner-voice that says, “But I spent so much money on that,” or “What if I need it one day?”
Your inner-voice says this because it likes the status quo. It does not want you to change.
I am here to tell your inner-voice that if you have not used it, you are not going to use it. And used stuff is not worth anything. (Think used shoes or a used couch fetch what you paid for them? Even if they are expensive shoes, you have sweated in them. And are you willing to pay thousands of dollars for a used couch that the dog and the baby may or may not have peed on? No.)
When it comes to clutter, there is no getting around the uncomfortable. You have to remove things to feel better.
It’s important to remember that in the uncomfortable space is where we grow the most. We have to have the break down to have the break through.
So stop buying bins, baskets and boxes. They are just Band-Aids for your situation.
It’s time to get real about your clutter.