I've come to accept that no matter how many shelves I build and plastic bins I stack, the habit of buying, saving, collecting and accepting "stuff" needs to be faced and overcome. While watching a home improvement program with my wife recently I laughed at the seemingly insane people who cluttered their living space so badly that they needed outside help. Then I looked around my bedroom and realized I was getting sloppy myself. My hobbies of flashlights and other nic nacks were on top of furniture and overflowing draws that no longer got closed. I've cleaned house before but this time I went much further, not only straightening up my living space but venturing into the depths of my 5'5" crawlspace (Oh, my aching back). I won't go into detail but there was a lot of stuff (good stuff) that I had not used in years and was not going to use. Parting with things we see as valuable is difficult unless we are honest with ourselves about actually making use of the items in question. I have much more work ahead, but making room in that crawlspace felt good.
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Dealing with Clutter