i’ve slowly been trying to simplify my life – getting rid of things i don’t really need: first, donating what i can to charity and second throwing out things that don’t have business to be in anyone’s possession any more.
i went through some pack-rat tendencies during my high school and college days that has now finally started to overwhelm me. perhaps this is my spring-cleaning before my 30s, i don’t know.
books are the hardest thing for me to purge myself of. and to be honest, there are very few books i have given away [and if i do, it’s to someone who could really use it]. i’m proud of my library and its contents. it’s a long way from where i’d like it to be, but it’s so much closer to that goal than it was even a year ago.
it’s the knick-knacks that drive me crazy. the, “oh, i’m sure i’ll find a use for this someday” things that i never do find a use for. i have to battle that thought time and time again as i continue my purging.
do you struggle with collecting stuff you don’t need? how have you learned to rid yourself of all of those extras? or are you like me and find yourself to be a pack rat?