After almost 2 weeks of decluttering, I am down to only 177 things – including 71 books – and I am a happy camper.
Excluding the books, there is only 106 things in my possession.
There are a few lessons I learned from this second round of decluttering.
First, I spend most of my money on books. Books are good. But too many of good things can be bad as well. The last four books I bought, I bought without finishing the earlier book that I had bought. I have impulse spending when it comes to books.
Second, I attach a lot emotions to some of my possessions. College and university books which I never gonna use again were still in my possession. Donating these away was a tough decision but I have to adhere to my own rules of only keeping stuff I am using now.
Third, having fewer possession enables me to know exactly where my stuff is when I need it. In the future I won’t be buying another book on language when another book in my collection already serves that purpose.
So here is the list of my stuffs:
|1||Box of insurance policy|
|1||Box of memorabilia|
|1||Box of Toastmaster’s documents|
|1||Bunch of keys|
|1||File of important document|
|1||HD Media Centre|
|1||Kapi (training weapon)|
|2||Long sleeve shirts|
|12||Pair of socks|
|10||Round neck t-shirt|
|8||Toiletries items – 8|
|3||T-shirt with collar|
Total: 177 items (106 minus the books)
I look forward to eliminating the 11 printed ebooks when I have the softcopy again
And I will do another round of decluttering 6 months from now. By that time, I hope I can really have 100 items and I can really unattach myself from the books that I have.
By that time as well, the public library is going to be my biggest book shelf.