I found a really good self-improvement article that I’d like to share. It takes strong will and lots of dedication to achieve shopping self-control, but I think it’s not impossible. There have been times when I was amazed and realized I actually didn’t feel that sorry about walking away from something that initially enticed me. So I guess I didn’t really love it that much or I would have still been pining for it. There’s nothing wrong with buying things you need or love and will get much use out of. The presence of clutter and unloved items are some of the signals that change is warranted. These are challenges that many people face, including myself. Another problem I have is I dislike parting with certain things because of an emotional attachment to them. One of the many things I have to work on =}.
Here are some other references I have found to be very helpful and effective:
Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui by Karen Kingston
Smart Closet Makeovers by Cynthia Overbeck Bix
Shop Your Closet: The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Closet with Style by Melanie Charlton Fascitelli
Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home by Martha Stewart
Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide with Hundreds of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges by Donna Smallin
It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff by Peter Walsh
I also believe in 10-15 minutes nightly housekeeping activities rather than spending a whole weekend cleaning like crazy. What a waste of a good weekend! Binge cleaning has never worked well for me; it’s so over-whelming, unappealing, and shame-provoking.