Unless one is a true minimalist we all have too much stuff. Simply look around. Without much effort you can see it. Right there. Creeping in, taking over. Creating needless work. Taking up valuable space. Does it make you feel anxious? Are the walls creeping in on you?
Our things need a purpose. They also need a place. If not, they really need to go.
We all have stuff we use every week if not every day and that's fine. It's all the other stuff that we are dealing with (or attempting to) that we are talking about here. The excess.
Too much of anything is simply too much. No matter what it is.
While you may drink coffee consider this. How many coffee cups do you really need to accomplish this?
Do you make a habit of accumulating multiples? Multiples of everything?
Does your stuff have a place to reside when your aren't using it? Are things stacked up waiting for you to get to them?
How often do you organize? Do you need to buy more stuff to organize your stuff?
What about shopping? Do you buy stuff you already have and know you don't need? Are you buying things because you can't find the one or ones you already own? Are you in debt?
The simplest solution is to purge the excess and stop bringing things into the home. For most of us this is as easy as making a decision and sticking to it. For some it requires help. Even therapy. We all have different reasons why we have excess stuff. Figuring out the why behind it is every bit as important as the purge itself.
For me it was simply that a lot of lean years led me to thinking that I should have extras "just in case" I needed something. More is better, right? Well, not really. Not in my case anyway.
So is today the day to face it and get started? Are you ready to purge the excess?