Good for the Soul…

“Clearing clutter—be it physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual—brings about ease and inspires a sense of peace, calm, and tranquility.” -Laurie Buchanan, PhD

“You’re the boss of clutter, not the other way around.” –Monika Kristofferson

“Having too much of anything results in chaos, confusion, and clutter.” –Geralin Thomas

Today, I woke up feeling like I needed to let go. I wasn’t sure of what. I just felt this urgency to let go. With everything going on in my life this year, I have felt so weighed down. I feel like I have had no control over anything. I was sitting on my couch, watching Hoarders (which might have had something to do with it. HA!), and I decided I was going to go through our storage building, throw away or donate, reorganize the boxes, and make sure they were all labeled. I wanted to make it easier to find what I was looking for. So I DUG IN!! 🙂

I felt ridiculous as I was going through all of our things, and I will be honest most of it was my stuff from before we were married. It is crazy to have that much stuff and you aren’t using it. It is just sitting in boxes. I kept the things that have a lot of sentimental value and the baby stuff and clothes because we might have another baby, but anything else I trashed or donated. Every time I threw something in my truck, I felt myself getting lighter and lighter. I needed this. I needed to let go. It was so cathartic. It was a relief. The clutter might not have anything to do, directly, with everything that has been going on this year, but it is a great metaphor. With each choice of, keep, donate, trash…I felt like I was moving forward. You can’t let situations or material things weigh you down. Take a deep breath and let go…let go and grow.


Six emptied containers, two full truckloads of trash/donation, and I finally have an organized storage room. 🙂 I might not be able to control the situations going on in my life right now, but I can control how I react and what clutter (mental and physical) that I hold on to. I really needed this today. It is very symbolic. I needed to feel refreshed like I am moving in the right direction. I also rewarded myself after all this. I got all my Fall decorations out and decorated my house! Aww. 🙂

I encourage you all to let go of something today! Physical or mental! Just release it and move forward.

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” -Herman Hesse



    • I try to do this often. It always makes me feel so much better. I also have my boys go through their toys a few times a year to donate things they don’t want anymore.

  1. Sometimes you just need to dump the junk. We’re in the process of getting rid of the extra stuff. Nothing we actually need but just think we might need. I hope it makes for a better head space too. I hope your year gets better.

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