Have you ever felt that the pain of holding on has become stronger than the pain of letting go? It happens to all of us at some point. And it’s a sign that you may need to let some or all of your wonderful accumulations go. You may be ready for the benefits of decluttering.
You’re probably reading this because you recognize the burden of too much stuff — from family heirlooms to collectables and memorabilia. It all takes up too much space in your home, your heart and your wallet. When the benefits of decluttering outweigh the benefits of storing, it’s time to reconsider your options.
Keeping material possessions and physical memories all in one place may be beginning to look more like disarray than a lifetime of love. Your life may change from year to year, but your things continue to pile up. If you’re spending your most precious resource — time — cleaning, finding lost items or moving your memories from place to place, consider: