The One Where I Clean My Room
My parents were depression-era kids. They did not grow up in the disposable economy we have today.
If something was broken you fixed it or did without. Today, if your TV stops working you go out and buy a new one. Try finding a TV repair shop, good luck. Out with the old and in with the new is the mantra of today.
As people that saw the value in being happy with what you have, they rarely threw anything out. This also can be a problem.
When it was time for them to leave their house, I was tasked with sorting through what was something to keep and what to throw out. It wasn’t quite as bad as an episode of “Hoarders” but it was two steps below.
What I discovered is that when you live in a house full of old keepsakes and things “you never know you might need that someday.” your outlook on life becomes one of quiet desperation, that you might not have enough to get through life.
This outlook can affect all aspects of your life, your body, business, and relationships.
I’ve been working on decluttering my business and simplifying the process of doing real estate investment. My new purpose is to declutter and simplify my life. This weekend I got my checkbook caught up and tomorrow is the start of weeding out the old. As the one expert says, “if it doesn’t bring you joy, get rid of it.”
I feel better already.