Yesterday I decluttered the armazém and the kitchen storeroom. Today I feel a new person.
Why did I have over 180 plastic bags? (stopped counting at 180) What were those 46 empty jars for? And the empty boxes? Do I really need four bicycles, only one of which I ride? Have I ever looked at my notes from the teaching certificate I did 15 years ago? How useful are spare tent poles when I rarely go camping? Does my dog really need 5 towels? How long before I accept that I will never need the hose of the ex-vacuum cleaner? And why have I bought ten thermal bags for carrying frozen stuff from the supermarket.
The last few months has working through my house - throwing things out and giving them away. It transpires that I have some useful stuff too - umbrellas, puncture repair kit, tools, presents that never got sent... now I can find and use them.
My main source of inspiration has come from Zen Habits, although decluttering my physical life has also been influenced by Ethan Schoonover's series on "Five Steps to a Kinkless Desktop" which also brought me great satisfaction.