I took pictures to motivate myself to start. Pictures let me see the before and after so I continue to work on my clutter instead of giving up. I can see where I am doing well and see the changes if it takes me a while to finish.
Even though I feel so embarrassed about letting my clutter get out of control, I can share my pictures and insights to help myself and others. I am happy to say I am not perfect but I can be proud to see I have improved.
I can learn from my mess. I am not perfect and my compulsion to aquire more isn’t getting me any closer. Stuff isn’t fixing my problems.
I am learning the lesson of less. It feels good to have less. It is just as exciting to declutter and set a room straight as shopping and aquiring new stuff…almost…both require work and time. I do enjoy the exciting hunt for pretties and bargains, but I really do enjoy the calming end result of clean, neat, tidy and organized.