Today, I cleaned out two big drawers in the dining room hutch, as well as a tub underneath the bed. They were all filled with wrapping paper, cards and bags. They were all combined into the one tub and tomorrow will be going to my mom's house. A small thing, but it means a lot to me.
Trying to keep the projects down to a manageable size is crucial to me. Looking at the big picture is too overwhelming and it paralyzes me. Doing a shelf, a bookcase, a drawer, is easier to manage.
I've created spaces to keep things organized. For example, I'm keeping the big cedar chest that hubby gave me on our first Christmas. It's cedar lined and has too much emotional attachment to get rid of. So, it's going to have a home at my mom's house. The things I will fill it with are currently being stored in the dining room hutch.
The big living room cabinet is filled with things to donate. And so on.
Decluttering is cleansing.