Have nothing in your house that you don’t know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. – William Morris
We (wife and I) are on a cleaning spree. Not floor cleaning or anything like that, but giving away things that we don’t use. OR storing stuff that we do use sparingly in a better way to get more free space in the house.
Thanks to Quickr and OLX (no, they haven’t sponsored this blog), those sites are super helpful. I was cynical at first but the response was overwhelming and sold off some things in a couple of weeks. I digress.
My wife mentioned this quote to me and it made/makes so much sense. Think about it. If you have not used something for a year and you can’t think of a use for it, then just give it away. For example, a pair of shoes or some clothes or a piece of furniture or college books that you are not going back to. What are you going to do with ‘Fundamentals of fluid dynamics’ or ‘Material theory’ when you are working in an IT company. The only thing about fluid dynamics you will want to know is AC dehydrates and you should drink a lot of water.
So, give it away, your unused clothes,chair, water bottles, those amazon cardboards and the Bigbasket plastic covers. Maybe to your maid (she might not be super joyous but at least you will know it is being used by someone) or find an orphanage or just sell it. But get rid of it. It feels good! When you wake up to a free space, it just feels good.
BTW, I was watching some video on youtube and apparently in Japan, December is a month of cleaning. They take out all the clutter they have been gathering throughout the year and give it away.
Go ahead, free up!