As you’ve decluttered (or even rearranged things that you couldn’t part with), have you noticed that your spending leans toward certain categories? Perhaps it’s books, clothing, or fitness gear.
Take a moment to consider why you gravitate toward these items. Maybe you buy books with topics that promise to reinvent your life. Maybe you buy clothing that reminds you of the purpose you felt when you worked in an office even though now you wear yoga pants and do conference calls in your kitchen. What do your purchases indicate is your true desire?
Since these items have been pushed to the side, it's likely that they don't align with your true desire. You don't want new clothing, you want a new job that allows you more one-on-one interactions. Another outfit won't fill that need.
If you continue making similar acquisitions hoping to fill this need, the items will likely share the fate of the things you’ve donated or that are collecting dust in a corner of your home.
What do you really need to do? Get fit, get a new job, express your creativity through painting, organize your home, get your personal finances in order. Are there ways you can achieve these goals without buying things?
Susan, chief (and only) organized squirrel at A Less Cluttered Life, pursues learning, practicing, and sharing information about the everyday habits that can lead to living a better life.