Sentimental Storage and Experimenting with Minimslism

by | Aug 23, 2021 | Blog | 2 comments

In this video I talk to you about the things we have tucked away in places that we feel don’t really matter because we never go there.

(This is an older video, I am updating my new website with blogs from the archive. At the end of the video I say that the first session of TTU is free, this is no longer the case, but TTU my amazing Get Organized Course is still available. There is a 30 day money back guarantee, so while the first session is no longer free there is no risk to check it out

Like maybe our attic, a space under our bed, a spot in our closet that is out of the way, maybe on a high shelf somewhere.

These are places that we often will put things that we don’t quite know what to do with.

Our number one obstacle is too much stuff, but still we often will keep certain sentimental things in storage because if it is only a few things, it can feel like it doesn’t matter.

This has happened to me. It isn’t like I didn’t catch it when I was dejunking, I thought the sentimental clutter I had was okay being there.

There was a broken figurine that I came across in my attic. It was a Lenox Bride in it’s original box. Her hand was broken off, it was a perfect break, and it felt wrong to toss it. So, I just put it in the attic in the corner.

But the thing was, I never really liked it, even though I wasn’t exactly sure why I didn’t.

Now that I’m thinking minimalism, it’s a whole different ballgame. I sincerely think that having a minimalist mindset is the key for you and me to finally let go of our stuff and not feel so attached to it. You will see exactly what I am saying if you give it a try!

My first experiment with minimalism was on my porch. Here is the video so you can see what my thought process was regarding minimalism at first.

It really did transform my thinking.

If you think minimalism, and you think quality of life, and your authentic you, and then you ask yourself,
“Do you really want to keep these things?”
“Have I kept these things as a part of my identity?”

You have to admit that sometimes it feels like our things are literally attached to us in some way, that our things define us, and in many ways they do.

Allowing our things to have so much power, can feel confining. It kinda takes us and puts us in a box, and because our stuff is there, we are stuck there.

This Lenox Figurine is finally going! With her broken hand and all! I’m hoping that you look into thinking minimalism while you are dejunking, because it really does free you up and helps you see things in a different light.

I think you will find that it makes you feel more happy.

I’m so thankful that you’re on this journey with me and that I’m able to help you not step in the holes I have. I show you exactly where they are!

If you would like to find out how to jump right in and begin getting it together, CLICK HERE to find out about Tidy Tutor University.

Much Love to you!
Kathy

The Tidy Tutor
PS:
These are blogs from my archive that I am reposing onto the new website. So if you are wondering how my hair is short, why I look younger or why I’m taking about something that is not currently part of my life right now.

2 Comments

  1. Penny Melinda Miller

    Dear Kathy,
    Thank you so much for sharing a part of you with me…I came from nothing, got fairly comfortable that this was just my station in life. I didn’t even know what happy felt like (although I thought I knew what it looked like) I didn’t believe that happy was meant for me. Fast forward many many years. I found happy people in a room across the hall from you. They showed me 12 steps to a better way to live my life. Im trying. A life without shame guilt and remorse is very foreign to me. I’m burying myself alive in stuff. It makes me happy till I get it home…then the familiar 3 sick friends show up. I’ve traded one addiction for another it seems. I want to try de junking my house and life. Can I tag along with you? I’m so lost.
    Thanks for letting me babble.
    Penny M

    Reply
    • Kathy Roberts

      Hi Penny! Do do I hear you! BUT I want you to reframe the thoughts you have about trading one addiction for another.

      Could it be just that there is a learned skill that you don’t have in your tool belt? Could it be as simple as learning a way to declutter, adjust attitude and have a plan to take care of the house systematically?

      I think so!

      Of course you can tag along with me! Welcome!

      Reply

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