When I think of others decluttering, I often think of what is in their heads when they consider such matters. Those shows are all about that, and I think their mental needs need more attention than their houses do. I sorta understand the hoarding tendencies; it's the squallor I don't understand. I even understand grief and depression adding to this problem. I have also wondered if there's a mental hereditary component to this as well. I hear stories of hoarding passed down from one generation to the next. Pax ton is doing what he does best, cleaning OUT. They do have cleaning people at the end cleaning everything, but really anybody can hire a housecleaning service. It is the cleaning OUT that is difficult for these people.
My difficulties with my clothes is always because of size changes. It is not because I hang onto things, not at all. But I often find myself with things just a bit tight or not comfortable or dowdy looking... and then sometimes find myself with things that look sloppy on me... so I'll be unhappy with a rack full of clothes that don't seem to fit as I'm waiting for the size to change back again. I dream of the day when I'll be a trimmer me and I'll have one nice size all organized.
Right now I'm sorta stockpiling office supplies. Usual every day things I'll be using for the rest of my life, envelopes, pens, etc. etc. and once the business pares down my need of these things I shouldn't have to buy any for a long long while. I am keeping them organized in 1 box and 1 set of shelves. I'm not happy when my spaces get too crowded. I like a space for everything with some left over, that seems right to me.
I have my sights on 1 hall closet that is getting crowded and messy. It's due for a declutter.
I'd love to have a dumpster and just throw half this stuff out. Think I could be a minimalist. So tired of cleaning and dusting around everything. And old furniture that is wearing out. Cracked leather, yeah. I limp along in my efforts so as not to annoy DH.
Someday we'll do the shop. And the garage. 14 months to go.
Well, just my random decluttering thoughts right now.