Here’s a really good reason to start decluttering your house right now. Eventually, someday, you’re going to die. It’s unpleasant to think about, but it’s one of the only sure things about life- eventually, you’ll die. And when you do, someone you love is going to have to go through your stuff and decide what to keep and what to throw away.
When they do, if you haven’t decluttered, they’re going to tee hee about the fact that you have 6 measuring tapes. They’re going to tee hee about your 50,000 peanut butter lids, and you won’t be around to defend it. Nobody will know why you have so many peanut butter lids, even if there was a really good reason.
You might say, “Well, I don’t care if they’re tee heeing about my peanut butter lids, Ivy, I’ll be dead.” And while that’s true, those 50,000 peanut butter lids will slow down the process of cleaning up, and your loved ones will have to be sunk down deep in cleaning all this stuff out for much longer than necessary. Truthfully, that makes your loved ones sad. They’re already going to be sad that you’re gone, don’t make the process of cleaning out any worse than it has to be.
Yes, Home-Eccers, I’ve been going through this for months now, cleaning out my late grandma’s stuff. Some of it is absolute treasure. But a lot of it is 50,000 peanut butter lids and 6 measuring tapes. We’ve been cleaning out for months, now, and it is a hard thing to do. Harder than it has to be, because my grandma was a borderline hoarder. It makes me want to throw everything I own away, seriously. But it’s strengthening my resolve to not just declutter the main house, but my garage, attic, and all the hidden clutter I own. Because I not only don’t want my loved ones to have the burden of cleaning out my junk, but I also would prefer not to have them tee heeing about my 6 measuring tapes (I’m not even sure, honestly, that I owned even one before I inherited these from my granny).
Just another good reason to declutter your house.
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