As I unpack from my move, and yes, I am still unpacking, I have discovered my fatal flaw in downsizing and/or simplifying my life. It is, without any doubt, sentimental clutter.
I have my great-grandmother's wedding centerpiece set. I have quilts made by grandmothers, mother, and stepmother. I have dishcloths crocheted by my aunt/godmother. I have every gift ever given me by my best friend, whom I lost to breast cancer. I have every card ever given me by my ex-husband, who is also gone. I have it all...and I cannot bring myself to part with a single item.
To the outside world, I may appear to be cool, practical, and efficient. In truth? I am a humongous softie! That may not necessarily be a bad thing...but it takes up valuable square footage!
I honestly have not been able to force myself to let some things go. I have read all the blogs, lists, etc. on how to deal with emotional clutter and I still am unable to do it. I do not want to leave this world and leave my children with a home full of things to deal with from people they don't know that mean nothing to them. I need to get a grip!
What is your clutter weakness? Is it paper? Clothes, shoes? What is your best tip for leaping that block? Share your ideas!