Day 29

Because my Grandparents were getting tired and a bit overwhelmed with the packing, and loading, we had decided to ask my cousin if she wanted to help us for the day. She had got back saying that she had her stuff to do, so she wasn’t able to help us.

I guess I was reminded that you can’t really force someone to help you, no matter how much you would have liked them to help you. Yeah, sure I was disappointed that my cousin didn’t want to help us, but my Grandparents and I were able to help my mom move her things.

Today, I will not force anyone to do anything that they don’t have time for, or just aren’t able to help with. It doesn’t mean that they don’t love us, they still do, I know it. Sometimes people just say “no” for various reasons, and it usually isn’t a reflection of how they feel towards us.

Day 106 of 192

Hey everyone!

I am so proud of myself that I have removed 106 items in the past 15 weeks. Although I have started many decluttering projects before. I hate to admit it, but I used to have my things in other peoples’ houses. It was challenging since I don’t drive, so I’m not about to take containers on the bus and take up so many seats. That just doesn’t sound too beneficial or nice for the other people who want to sit on the bus, too. Because I wasn’t able to travel to retrieve my belongings, I was only able to examine the items that I had around me.

Looking back at it now, I should have only brought the items I enjoyed to my boyfriend’s mom’s house when I was slowly starting to move in there. But that’s okay.

I would like to think that since I have started dating my boyfriend I probably have donated about 400 items, which is really amazing because that’s in the course of five years. I definitely feel a lot lighter. I did a bit of decluttering a year before I had met him for when my mom and I moved out of my childhood house into a two bedroom place.

Today’s item is another package of incents. I used to be so obsessed with these. I had three packages of different flavours, so I can use different scents throughout the day. But these were one of the things that I had left at my mom’s when I had moved into my boyfriend’s family’s house. That was so long ago that they no longer smell.