In books and websites and seminars by clutter experts, they sometimes say that decluttering is easy. “Just get rid of it.”
But it’s not easy. It seems at first like it would be easy. Just take a dedicated weekend, dive in, and deal with it once and for all.
But so much is hiding in the nooks and crannies. Memories, good and bad. Unfinished tasks. Feelings I don’t want to feel.
Decluttering isn’t easy. It demands courage, thoughtfulness, and sometimes actual heroism. There are emotional minefields lurking in the cabinets and drawers and boxes. You’ll stumble upon both joys and sorrows.
Decluttering isn’t simple. It isn’t easy. But it can be done. Be gentle with the process. Be kind to yourself.