When I first started decluttering and sorting through everything I owned, I was a traditional hoarder. A lot of my stuff was easy to get rid of because I had a tendency to save things that might be useful – like old magazines, storage boxes, and old towels and clothes. The appreciation that decluttering time was just as important as decluttering space was a long way off.
In the beginning, clearing things out was easy and I made great progress.
But eventually, I got stuck.
I still had a lot of stuff – more stuff than I wanted – but I didn’t seem to be able to pare it down any further.