We have had a wet weekend. Great for the garden but not for gardening, so I used the opportunity to start sorting out cupboards in our spare bedrooms. Our future house will be smaller than this one with much less storage space.
I wouldn't consider myself a hoarder but there are certain things I have kept for years which I really don't need. ....errr.... That may be the definition of hoarding - but only certain things like -
Books - I read long ago and will never read again, and books I have owned for years and never got around to reading.
Photographs - of people I don't recognise and places I'm not sure I've been. Perhaps that's just my memory failing me.
Art & craft supplies - purchased for projects I never found the time to even start, but might someday.
Clothes - I used to enjoy wearing when I was a couple of sizes smaller and (just in case I lose weight) are neatly stored in plastic crates.
By the end of the weekend I had a full garbage bin, a couple of boxes which will be put out for sale at a garage sale, some items to give away to family, friends or charity (not too difficult) but there was also a couple of boxes of "think about things" - these will take me longer to decide if I want to keep them or not. Despite what I've read extolling the virtues of de-cluttering your life I've come to the conclusion there's no point of getting rid of possessions just for the sake of it. It's more a matter of prioritising.
Anyway, that's the spare bedrooms sorted. Next - the linen cupboards and kitchen. Lucky I have a few months. This will take much longer than one wet weekend.