decluttering home and emotional health


I have been cleaning and decluttering my home in the last 3 days.

I am not done yet, but I am finally becoming very pleased with the progress.

I knew that decluttering would help me release pressure and old scars; this has been exactly what has been happening.

I have been angry the last three days; I fought with people in my mind; remembered bitter encounters; and became angry and tearful. All while cleaning and decluttering. There is a direct correlation between dumping the physical clutter and dumping the emotional garbage.ย 

The other day I decluttered my wardrobe. I have a nice collection of donations and some hefty cleaning cloths made up of my old clothes ๐Ÿ™‚ My wardrobe looks slim now and contains only those that I like or am interested in ๐Ÿ™‚ Feeling fresh and joyful looking at it ๐Ÿ™‚ Thereย  is so much space. It is not crowded and over-whelming anymore. What a beautiful feeling….

Today, I have decluttered my storage area, which is a scary place. Last year I had refrained from getting in there. This year I have done it – I removed all the empty boxes, wrapping supplies, extra and useless paperwork (lost of it) and a couple of useful items that I had forgotten I have had. It looks clean, empty, safe, and fresh. Nothing to be scared of. Just the way I needed to feel.ย 

This is the 4th day of my paid holidays, and finally I feel like I am dealing with my bottled emotions, head butting with them and experiencing them, and then letting them move on.

And just like I remove the old, battered, and un-useful items from my home and my life, I become ready to welcome new and exciting items and experiences right into my life.

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  1. I love this post. I’ve also spent the past few days decluttering our home, it’s incredible how much better I feel and am excited to start the new year refreshed. I think this is the perfect time to declutter.

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    1. how wonderful! I have dumped quite a bit and will be donating some clothes, shoes, and other items, knowing that somebody else will be enjoying them. And I will breathe easier at home knowing that now I have space! happy decluttering ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Just for the record, Iโ€™ve not been ignoring you, Iโ€™ve been under the weather and overwhelmed. Things have been โ€œbottledโ€ up. I recently blew the screw top cap and find myself feeling normal again. Iโ€™m sure you can relate!

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        1. not at all Ninasusan ๐Ÿ™‚ I have not been blogging or read blogs lately. everything has a time and that time is the best. I wish the new year will bring both of us less pressure and more enjoyable experiences and memories – happy new year! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I agree totally. Decluttering is good for your mind as well as your home. I’m in the process of decluttering the sheds. Again. LOL Sometimes I feel like all I’m doing is moving everything from here to there, then another few inches to the left.
    Visiting from Junk4Joy.

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