How do you feel about decluttering? Is it easy or challenging for you?
Is it easy or challenging? Who knows? We haven’t tried! I mean, we’re already hitting where our budget constraint hits our utility curves, so why would we want to mess with that?
More seriously: I try to not let stuff in the house to begin with. So when we get gifts we don’t want, they go in our goodwill cabinet (or gift closet for unopened children’s gifts) straight away. The only actual “decluttering” I do is when DC2 outgrows clothing and I hand them down to a colleague which was something people did before it got called decluttering. Most of the stuff that leaves our house leaves it because it is broken or worn out or used up or outgrown at the point it is no longer useful. We don’t systematically clean things out or have any sort of targeted decluttering.
Update: DC2 recently went through hir room and closet and got rid of a lot of stuff zie had outgrown. I guess that’s technically decluttering, though the questions were more “have you grown out of this/do you want this” than “does this spark joy.” When zie did that, the goodwill cabinet (where we put things we don’t want until we decide to deal with them) got full, so we took multiple loads to goodwill, three of my colleagues with younger kids got bags full of clothing and toys, and we have a bag of new with tags stuff (gifts that never got worn) ready to go to a refugee center in the city. So I guess we declutter but don’t think of it as decluttering.
What about the rest of Grumpy Nation? Do you declutter?