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  1. Great list! I’ve been working on decluttering. I’m not doing a huge project right now like I did when I moved, but I’m cleaning out a little bit at a time. It does give me such a good feeling! Plus, the more I do it, the easier it becomes, and the less I “need.” Things that I hung on to when we moved are not as important now. I think it’s a bit like peeling back the layers.

  2. Thank you! There is nothing better than a good clear out but it does take time! Thanks for visiting 🙂

  3. elizabeth says:

    When we downsized we donated a large portion of our belongings to a local charity shop. This enabled them to raise funds for the new youth club and recreation area. So, although I was sad to no longer be the owner of these items, I couldn’t just put them in a skip, they were too good to end up in landfill. Now I try to go through our remaining possessions and decide – do we really need that? If not it goes to another Charity outlet.

  4. So many good reasons! I should paint them on my walls at home :o) Thanks for linking up at Two Uses Tuesday.

  5. This is exactly why this year is becoming the year of purging for me!

  6. Great list! i especially love the last one, which is so true. I write about similar things, come by and visit at Living Intentionally Simple. Thanks for sharing.

  7. That is so kind that you were able to donate items to those people less fortunate, we seem to be in a climate were we are expected to sell everything to make money and while this is a great idea sometimes it can give us more pleasure to give those items away. Thanks for sharing your experience 🙂

  8. LOL sometimes it is hard to let items go! Thanks for having the party 🙂

  9. I like the sound of that Stacey 🙂

  10. Thank you for visiting I will pop over shortly 🙂

  11. Great advise. We purged when we moved to our new house. We donated lots of stuff. I however don’t know what to do with some mementos I bought on a trip over seas. I would like to keep them but don’t want to buy a display shelve to put them in. I bought pottery in cancun, artwork in Greece, and pottery on our honeymoon. Do you not buy stuff on vacations? I normally don’t but I doubt I’ll ever make it back to Greece or Cancun.

  12. To be honest I don’t go away on holiday so I don’t have that problem, but if you like them I would keep them, maybe one day you can find something to put them out on display.

  13. I agree with all your points! I don’t own as much stuff as I use to, and I don’t feel as ‘bogged’ down as I once did. Thanks for sharing your advice at Inspire Me Mondays!

  14. You are welcome, thank you for visiting 🙂

  15. Thank you for being so kind! Will be there shortly 🙂

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