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Letting go of the past

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I would love to say I am a collector of memories instead of things but having looked around my home I can see that is most definitely not the case. I definitely attach sentimental value to things and like to hold onto them for just in case. The one time I get rid of something, sell it on or recycle it, I know I’m bound to need it but the clutter is really stressing me out.

Engraved photo frame Dust and Things

Whenever we go away for the weekend, the sense of calm that comes with staying in a hotel room with minimal belongings descends on me. I instantly feel less busy, less stressed out and love have the feeling of space around me. Having been away recently, returning home has made me feel quite stressed. Not only is our loft is packed to the rafters full of books, empty boxes, cuddly toys, household appliances that didn’t fit the new colour scheme, photo frames, puzzles, years worth of clothes in various shapes and sizes our home is too. We have accumulated so much stuff since moving into our own home twelve years ago, it really is time to let go of the past.

Ways to de-clutter

I love watching those television programmes where they declutter the homes and transform the living spaces. I want to take a leaf out of their book and tackle a room at a time. If I think about decluttering the whole house, it’s a rather big task so taking a room at a time should mean I can do it gradually over a few weeks and do something with the stuff that we no longer need.

If I haven’t used or needed the item in six months, I’ll do one of three things with it

  • bin it
  • recycle it
  • sell it

If the said item isn’t really worth keeping, i’ll bin it or decide if it can be recycled. Luckily we can recycle quite a lot of paper goods and plastics in our weekly household recycling bins so I need to fill these more often.

They say one mans trash is another mans treasure so if it’s still in a good useful condition, i’ll sell it. Sending parcels can be an expensive business and can sometimes be a bit of a fruitless task once you’ve packaged up the item and paid for the postage to sell it on. However sending goods with My Parcel Delivery could be the answer to my stressless dreams. Sending toys, clothes and other everyday items is very easy once the hurdle of deciding to sell it on has been overcome.

My Parcel Delivery is a fantastic courier price and parcel comparison source which makes sure you get the best possible price for posting your parcel. Not only can you send parcels internationally and domestically, they will even come to your home to pick up the parcel to make the process that much easier. It really needn’t be a hassle to let go of the past in your old, unloved forgotten belongings.

Do you sell your things on? Do you enjoy the release of letting go? How often do you de-clutter? Send me your tips! 

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3 Comments

  • Reply Confessions of a New Mummy

    I love a good declutter. I used to do it regularly, mostly with clothes and shoes, but since having the kids I’ve got a bit slack. That and the fact my husband’s a hoarder and likes to check everything before I get rid of it! It goes into two piles – charity shop and eBay. I find it quite therapeutic to see things clearing and the extra pennies from selling anything is always a bonus! Good luck with the declutter :) x

    26/07/2016 at 12:16 pm
  • Reply Plutonium Sox

    Ooh I’m in the middle of a massive de-clutter. It’s so therapeutic isn’t it? And I agree, much better to sell something on than waste it if it’s still ok.
    Nat.x

    26/07/2016 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply Bradley

    There’s probably nothing more satisfying than decluttering old stuff! It’s like one big load has been taken off my chest when I do it!

    05/08/2016 at 9:48 pm
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