Lets Welcome The New Year Clutter Free

on January 01, 2017 / by

It's 2017 now…. a brand new year that offers a brand new calendar and for a stationary freak like me a brand new diary too. But just as I bring in new things, I make it a mission to let go of things that I have no use of. It’s an extremely difficult project as I tend to think I will need ‘it’ sometime in the future, however, that need never arrises and I end up with so much clutter.

To counter this important issue I tried out the renowned KonMari method, that is pegged to be ‘Life-Changing Magic of Tidying and Banishing Clutter Forever’. Well, it didn’t work for me. What really worked was my husband saying - 'Keep it versus Discard it'. 

So, so, so many clothes, some that I haven't worn in the last six months; so we decided to let them find new homes. Initially, it is very difficult to put them aside to give away because of the old-age excuse of 'maybe I'll wear it more this year'. But giving away clothes to people who actually need them makes me feel wonderful.

Beauty Samples
2 of 4 drawers of my vanity table are full of product samples and these keep increasing every month. Some of these are from brands that I know I shall never use, but still, I don't know why I've stashed them. It took me less than half an hour to sort them out to give away to family and friends. 

Being a blogger has its perks which include a zillion freebies, of which almost 30% are electronic items. When I cleared out my bed drawers last week, items that I had to get rid of amounted to over a hundred pen drives, 4 power banks, 7 Bluetooth speakers and as many as 15 handsets. All of these have gone on Olx for some quick cash. 

One can never buy enough toys for their little ones and that has been the case with us. For the last 5 years, there has been an insane amount of tous we have brought for #PrincessHeer some of which she has not even cast a second glance at. These and many more toys are going to a charity that will surely bring a smile to little faces. 

Irrespective of the number I have, I have never parted with a single book until this New Year. Even before we began, my husband made me promise to give away atleast half the books I owned. Over 400 books went packing to a local NGO that works towards educating the girl child and sponsoring night schools. 

Doing this, there seems to be some weight lifted off my shoulders and a lot of free space in my house. Have you done your New Year cleaning as yet? 
~ Heena

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