What do you think are the things we find when we tidy up our belongings after years and years of neglect? I certainly had no idea what I would see again after a long time. Haha.
Yep, suddenly I am finally doing this. I have procrastinated for what seems like a decade so yesterday I began major clearing, organizing and decluttering of my stuff. Oh I have so many accumulated things. Well maybe not too much but enough to say I have a lot of unnecessary objects lying all over the house.
I have determined seven areas that I need to clear up. These are where most of my things are. Some stuff are junk, others are already broken, and the rest are just things I haven't been using for a long time. Might as well get rid of almost everything so I can easily move out in the future.
Maybe I will do before and after shots when I'm done eh? Haha. It would probably take me more or less than a month at the rate I'm going. Let's see if I can do it in two weeks at least... 🤔
Why Declutter Now?
Well the best time to start doing anything is always now. There's no other time to do this than today (or yesterday when I wrote this) because I don't have anything else to do. I have no job, my computer can't be used online because it got infected by the Facebook/Meta sponsored ad virus and I can't do much now due to the extended stricter January quarantine. So what else would I do before I can really work soon?
I have never been much of an organizer of stuff even as a kid. You can make me wash dishes, pots and pans all day everyday easy and I'd even thank you for it but you'll never make me organize/tidy up anything. 😂 Nope, not even my "sister-in-law" could make me do it. 😆 She even had an assistant/maid at the house we all rented some years ago and she wanted me to clean up the house? Excuse me, I reluctantly did so once and that's it. #ktnxbye 😂
No I definitely don't have OC (obsessive compulsive behavior). The more disarranged things are, the better for me. 😂 They say it is what artists are known for but it's been years since I really did anything creative.
I think 2017 was the last time I made a lot of art. After that it was always business and work in my real estate career. Definitely my artsy side is behind me now. But of course I still use it from time to time but never in a major way.
It's definitely time for me to tidy up my things after years of neglect. And so yesterday I started with one area. Our dining table is almost filled with my stuff. Why? Well since 2018 (I think) I have lived on my own here at home. You know what happens when you're home alone, you put stuff wherever you want. 😂
My other sibling has been working abroad for a few years now and would only come back for a few months (except 2020-2021). I still didn't remove any of my disorganized belongings during those times. Haha. It's only now that I really decided to tidy everything up. It's now or never. 😂
What Have You Found So Far?
Well the piles of things to sell and give away are definitely growing. If only I could sell them all in one go that would be great huh? But I don't and will probably never do live selling so I will just sell online the usual slower way.
Aside from seeing my remaining flyers again (pic above), I have a few more notable ones worth sharing. One of the things I have finally thrown away yesterday is probably the very first keychain I bought. I remember this item was from my student days. 😁 Already forgot from what year exactly but I've kept it because Hunter x Hunter (HxH) is my favorite anime. (Used to have another fave but I outgrew that so this one is at the top now.)
I'm more of a Hisoka person but hey anything HxH is good enough for me. Not much merchandise of that character at the time so I bought the keychain and a menacing poster of Kurapica too!
So sad when you don't have your own house. Almost everything I own are still in boxes and the posters are all rolled up. Anyway that's a topic for another day.
I also found this refrigerator magnet from 2018. The one on the top left is already in use since that year, while the red one is still in its packaging. I didn't know where it was until I found it again. 😂
I was thinking of giving it away to any relative or friend when my cousin and I got back from our first Asian cruise but I was never able to. 😅 Will just sell the red one once I'm done decluttering. Or maybe when I can take more decent pics. 😁
Might as well sell it instead right? (If you want to buy it, let me know.) I also have a wooden keychain from China but I have to find that too before I can offer it for sale. 😂
I hire a cleaning lady 2 or 3 times a year to clean the house. Of course I let her arrange stuff wherever she can. That's why I don't know where some of my things are. However I only ask her about "missing" items maybe three times or a bit more in a year too. 😂 That's how unaware I am and how unused most of my stuff are.
Look at this, I even got surprised to find several years old eyeglasses. Been looking for this for months! 😆 Finally I found it again. Hurray! My left eye isn't matching the grade of the lens anymore but I can still use it if I needed to.
Tomorrow is another day. I don't know what else I will find in the seven dumps. You'll find out soon when I'm done. Not sure when I will post about them next though. 😄
One thing's for sure, a lot of things will be thrown away! Yes I will really and truly be throwing everything I should throw. I wonder what will be left for me once I am done. Haha.
For me, it is really a struggle to let go of things you might use or can still use in the future. Many of the clutter I have are exactly that, things I have not used or even seen in years! Rarely would I look for something hidden or put away just to use in recent times. Perhaps I can count it in my fingers too! I do not want everything to be with me forever so bye bye to all of those things soon!
How about you, have you done any major cleaning/decluttering last year? If not, when do you think you will also be cleaning up all the clutter at home? 😊
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You made me so inspire to declutter too, I honestly don't like to misplace things and I want them to be organized but now it's hard because I don't have a personal room yet..