How little time anything lasts.
One moment it’s THE latest thing.
The new fad.
The MUST have.
The next, it’s plain sad.
Especially computer games.
BUT that doesn’t stop us from holding onto them.
Shoved in a forgotten box.
Or scattered around the house.
Adding to the confusion of clutter.
Which make it so hard to find anything we need.
Fads basically ARE a massive clutter culprit.
And there’s a whole conversation we need to have about them.
But for now let’s just tackle the family’s computer games.
And let go of those no one plays with … ever …
Just 10 Things – Computer Games
As always we’ll stick to the just 10 things rules:
- Take 5 minutes or so, 15 minutes max
- Focus on computer games
- Open our eyes to the unused and forgotten
- And without yanking stuff out
- Spot any we’re ready to let go
Keeping our eyes peeled for these …
- No hardware for
- Kids stuff
- Bored with
- Too addictive
- Got better
- Can live without
Now of course.
There is one small problem with computer games.
Lots of them. May NOT be ours to clear out.
They belong to the kids. Or a partner.
And chucking other people’s stuff out without their OK is a NO, NO.
A recipe for disaster.
So if you haven’t already.
It’s time to start talking.
And be as honest as you can.
About how clutter makes you feel.
If you need a bit of help read this.
You might not instantly get your family’s buy in.
You probably won’t.
And you may not get their agreement to declutter ANY of their computer games.
That’s frustrating beyond belief.
It IS going to make you mad.
BUT you have still started the conversation.
And as you declutter little by little, day by day your family will see the benefits of letting unused, unloved, forgotten, broken things go.
So be gentle with them.
And take them on your journey.
To a home with space to live in.