For those of you that have been living in your homes for 5, 10 or even 20 years there's nothing wrong with having items that you deeply love around you. However, if you never prune or trim your belongings, your overgrown garden of possessions will someday take over. People go through seasons and change. Our lives are nothing like they were 10 years ago. You may have had children, had children move out, have grandchildren, life has changed a lot.
Why are we holding on to the different styles of the past? If this style of the past is where you feel your comfort, then these are the items you should focus on. If you love the 80’s style, go for it, who cares what other people think? This is your home, your space, your place of relaxation.
There have been times in my life when things have gotten out of control too. I'm not saying that depression, loss of a loved one or a major life shift is an easy transition. I'm simply suggesting that keeping things orderly and minimal makes shifting with life a lot easier. When you own only the stuff you truly need and love, there is less for you to worry about.
Perhaps I'm a little whimsical in my thoughts, but I can assure you my beliefs are rooted. Deep down I know that no item can ever fill a void for me. Filling a void, requires focus, effort, and a nose-to-the-grindstone approach.
Yes, everything is easier said than done. However, sometimes things are a lot more manageable than we think, you just have to take the first step. Instead of drowning in everything you have, focus on pinpointing the items you love. Think of it as if you were preparing for a hurricane or fire. What are the items you would take with you? These are the most basic of valuable possessions.
So as the seasons change remember to set aside some time to change your environment too. Allow the new air to flow through your home. Let go of past possessions that no longer serve a purpose or hold value.
Welcome in the new season with a fresh set of eyes and a clutter free home.