“Find freedom in temporary storage,” advises Finding Minimalism’s Joshua Becker. If you are decluttering and stymied by beloved collections or other possessions, then put them aside.
For these hard-to-removes, Becker recommends “an intermediate step of packing a box, labeling it with a date, and storing it out of sight. It will be easier emotionally. Six months later, revisit the box. You may be surprised how much easier it is to part with these items after not seeing them for six months.”
We like having the time to mentally prepare for giving away memory-laden stuff. Putting items away enables you to live without and maybe forget about them, on a trial basis. Also don’t forget to take pictures too, to look back after items are truly gone!
Finding Minimalism’s 7 Tips to Speed Up the De-cluttering Process
Below are uncommon yet practical tips that should help you begin decluttering because the process will feel a bit less overwhelming. Click here to read all the details.
- Start easy with a clean sweep.
- Find motivation with built-in deadlines.
- Donate more.
- Include some help.
- Find freedom in temporary storage.
- Tell a friend and invite them over.
- Don’t confuse intent with action.
2 thoughts on “store it, revisit it, donate it”
Great! My wife just read this and now I have to go rent a storage unit!
Not forever, though. 🙂