Find your "why?" and ease through your decluttering.
Getting to the bottom of WHY we are holding onto "things" is the key for ensuring our decluttering endeavours are fruitful. Without this knowledge it is so tricky to make the many decisions needed to move towards getting organised. I believe asking ourselves this simple question is the best way to get started on getting sorted. 👍
This weekend I've been questioning our need for dvds. We certainly haven't bought a dvd for years and I can't remember the last time I watched one. 😆
So why were we keeping them? 🤔
In my mind, I'd had this conversation before and I had landed on a few reasons:-
> I might finally get round to seeing a few that I've not yet got to.
>The kids might want to see some of the more unusual ones or ones that I had liked🙈 !
> I like the "idea" of flicking through the cases to see what to watch.
> Good option for our home exchangers !
The reality however is a little different 😂
We have a "Netflix" subscription and a gazillion other channels with our "Youview". And that is mostly how we watch films.
On the odd occasion when we wanted to see something specific like "Free Solo" (Alex Honnold climbs El Cap without ropes - AMAZING and totally recommend it 👍) which wasn't available, we easily rented it for 48 hours for around £2 from Google Play.
So I rummaged around the "whys" from above and concluded that:
> I'm not going to get round to watching those ones that I haven't yet seen. There's plenty of other viewing that I REALLY already want to see. And they keep on making fabulous new movies.
> The kids find their own stuff to watch. They have more choice than ever before and are very good at seeking out the ones that capture them. And they're mostly not interested in anything that I enjoyed 10 years ago.😂
> The "nostalgia" element from selecting a movie by hand is not strong enough for me. Yes, that "Blockbuster" weekend visit was fun at the time but I really do prefer the current digital set up.