After talking last week about using what you have, Shannon and Janine turn this week to letting go of stuff as an alternative to using it up. We talk about letting go of perfectionism around donations, figuring out an easy way to keep a closet clear and other aspects of letting go. We even innovate a new monthly activity during the episode!
Discussion topics include:
- Some terminology for letting stuff go (for example, “release it” and “pass it along”)
- The value of figuring out language that makes it easy for you to let stuff go
- How indecision can lead to clutter
- Avoiding perfectionism when donating items
- Trusting that your donated item will find a good home
- Letting go of stuff while others can still use them
- The up and down cycle of clearing a space and then filling it up again
- Some strategies for keeping a clear clothes closet
- Introducing Closet Curation Sunday (on the last Sunday of the month)
- The three things Janine hears from clients about why they don’t want to let stuff go (and her responses)
- The importance of knowing why it’s important to you to let something go
- The question Shannon’s asking herself in dealing with her email inbox: “Is keeping this worth having to deal with it in the future?”
- Shannon’s favorite soap: Trader Joe’s Oatmeal and Honey Soap
- The “No Excuses” series on Janine’s blog debunking the three reasons she hears for not letting go of stuff
- Janine’s blog post: Getting past “I might need it some day”
1 thought on “Episode 95: Letting Go of Stuff”
Dang it! My friend just picked up some TJ’s oatmeal soap, but it was the Almond and Ginger one. I will have to look for the Oatmeal and Honey when I next go.
I have put “Closet Curation Sunday” in my Google calendar as a recurring appointment for the last Sunday of the month, too. My closet is one area which stays in pretty good shape considering the rest of my loft. I need days for everything else! Maybe I need to get some of those old-fashioned days of the week tea towels which tell me what to do on which day. Hmmm…..