The Trying Game

Sometimes when you're clearing clutter and can't decide whether or not you can/want/should/could throw something out, you just have to try. 

That's right TRY! 

This is what trying looks like. 

  1. Take the item you're unsure of. 
  2. Put it in the garbage/donation box. 
  3. See how you feel.
  4. Let the item stay a little longer.
  5. See how you feel.
  6. After a set amount of time (max 3 hours) check in to see what your final decision is.  Does it stay in the garbage or does it go back on the shelf?

We get so serious with clutter clearing, so all or nothing.  If we let it go it means EVERYTHING!  I'm here to let you know that it's OK to just give it a try.  Try on letting go.

When you let yourself try, you get to see how it really feels to let go.  Not how you think it's going to feel, but how it really feels, and you might be surprised.  Maybe you'll feel angry when you thought you would feel sad.  Maybe you'll feel sad when you thought you'd feel scared.  Maybe you'll feel nothing at all. 

Whatever it is, the feeling is key.  We hold onto clutter, to a large extent, because we're afraid of how we'll feel if we let it go.  This is a great little trick because although you're just "trying on" letting go of your clutter, you get to feel REAL feelings.  Once they're felt, the item isn't as charged as it was before and suddenly it's much easier to let go of. 

So... go give it a try!  Don't worry, you can always change your mind if you want to, although I predict you're not going to have to.  Either way, comment below. 

Take care,
Cecilia Moorcroft