Let’s be honest. Getting rid of stuff is hard work. It’s exhausting, and not just physically. I remember the early years of trying to get my clutter under control. After a day of sorting and decision making about what to throw and what to donate, and where to store the things I wanted to keep, I was absolutely smashed. Totally spent.
Apart from the decision fatigue associated with spending a whole day in decision-making mode, there was emotional and even spiritual exhaustion caused by letting go of things I had accumulated.
Through my own decluttering and simplifying journey and talking to numerous other women who are struggling with similar emotions, I’ve discovered three big reasons why decluttering is so hard.Read More