I am now officially moved out of my mums house.
Despite moving away for university and then moving into the flat with R, I still had a lot of junk at my mums. It was an arrangement I was quite happy with.
Then Mum decided to downsize and sell her house, meaning I had to clear out my childhood bedroom. All of my possessions are now in the flat.
There is not enough room for all of it.
I envy those who can live a clutter-free existence and are not weighed down by loads of useless possessions that are being kept purely for sentimental reasons. I am a sucker for an old cinema ticket, school book or birthday card.
But I am getting better. I have tried to de-clutter a lot this year, because despite his tolerance for my hoarding tendencies and messiness, R is very tidy and does not have as much junk as me. I feel like most of the stuff taking up our flat is my rubbish.
Whenever I am trying to de-clutter I make myself think of Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffanys, who’s flat had a fly by night look and she was not a girl who could keep anything, to remind me that it is fine to throw/give things away.
Even if they remind me of a simpler time, or it was from the day something amazing happened, I would probably not miss a lot of my sentimental junk if it suddenly disappeared. I have never thought where is that cinema ticket from the day we saw Hannah Montana because so-and-so was late to the cinema and it was the only thing we could watch?! I can remember it happening, and that’s enough.
So I am getting there, hopefully soon this flat will be an uncluttered and tidy place… maybe. If anyone knows of any other characters to motivate my de-cluttering do let my know!