52 Weeks of Less Stuff: Lifestyle Changes

When I started on this journey I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Honestly, I figured this would just be a good way to toss some stuff and keep me accountable for said tossing stuff. I am so thankful it has morphed into something different. Yes, I am tossing stuff and decluttering but it is so much more than just that. As I go through drawers  and cabinets and closets I realize how much stuff I have purchased that is a duplicate or just useless. It has made me have a mind shift in how and what I buy.

I never would categorize myself as one that buys anything and everything, but I do get suckered into things. For example, anything that can make my house smell amazing; in fact one week during this challenge I got rid of some oil diffusers. I had… I think 4 or 5 and while I love how fabulous they made my house smell I hated how you had to monitor it. You could only let it burn for a certain amount of time and then you had to blow out the tea candle, it just seemed like too much work. Plus, if you let it go too long then  it had a more burnt smell. But I kept buying them thinking I needed more but I rarely used them.

That’s just one example of how I get suckered into things. So while going through this challenge I am starting to realize some of the traps I let myself fall into. I want to fix that and am becoming very aware of how to do that.

Really, simple is much better. Use what you have, having more isn’t going to fix anything and buying duplicates or a quick fix is most likely going to make you regret the purchase, at least in my case it has.


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