Well, it’s different, you see. Not panicking in a clean space means that I can just clean it and leave it that way.
That is new and different, so although these points may be obvious to you, they weren’t to me!
The reasons behind my decluttering now are:
- With less stuff, it’s easier to use the space.
- With less floating clutter, it’s easier to clean the space.
- Also with less floating clutter, it’s easier to maintain the cleanliness.
This has nothing to do with sparking joy or minimalism, but is a pragmatic reality. Intellectually, of course I already knew this.
What’s different is the impatience I have with the assorted piles and boxes of stuff. Instead of being something to doggedly plow through which is uncomfortable at best and traumatic at its worst!