I have never been able to say no easily. Especially to accepting bag after bag of hand-me-down items. I have a hard time getting rid of things anyway. "But it's so pretty" or "So-and-so gave me that".... excuse after excuse led to pile after pile. I started cleaning out while reading the book, and have had multiple spurts afterwards as well. I've done a pretty good job, but keeping the momentum for the task at hand is proving difficult. I typically get busy running around and forget to start again.
I've had enough though! After tripping over junk and piles of laundry, furniture and my son (hehe), I'm done. It's got to go. I keep wishing for the day that my home is neat and cleared out of everything that's holding me back. I'm done wishing though. This time, I'm not stopping until it's done! I've got the tools (my book and my mom) and the motivation to stop stressing myself out. I've already cleared out a car full of stuff to give away, and that was only a minor sweep of obvious things around the house.
Here's one problem I'm dealing with now. I've made a 4 foot high pile of clothes to get rid of. Real nice clothes. Clothes I don't wear, but have "hoped" to for a couple years. I finally got the guts to say "get out of my overstuffed closet! But now, I am finding it hard to just get rid of them. I've had to sell stuff of my in the past to make ends meet, and I'm terrified of being in the position again and not having these nice items. I know i need to get over it, and that there will be more opportunities for me in the future if I ever need money again, but sheesh, I'm having a hard time letting them go to goodwill. However, I NEED to get them out of my house now. Hah- a bit of a catch22 there. I laugh at my sillyness, but cringe at the thought of just "tossing" them out.
Something to work on. I think I need to re-read a few chapters to harness more motivation!
So far so good…but, I’m aiming for great! :)