I started reducing my stuff because of the death of my father. After the funeral, the remaining family members had to organize my father's belongings.
His suits, books, records, CDs, laser discs, kokeshi dolls, paintings, etc... Anyway, the house was full of things left by my father.
I remember that my mother, who had lost her husband, was too exhausted to do anything about it.
We ended up spending a long time painstakingly sorting through her belongings.
It was very difficult for me to sort through the grief of losing my father as I disposed of things thinking, "How can I get rid of this?" or "This is still usable and it would be a shame to throw it away."
While sorting through his belongings, there were times when I wanted to complain to my father, who left so many things behind.
Through sorting through my father's belongings, I came to believe that it was a sinful act to die leaving so many things behind, which placed a heavy emotional burden on the family members left
I have come to believe that when I die, I want to leave as few things behind as possible so as not to burden my family.
However, since I was in the middle of raising my children, I could not immediately start reducing the number of things I owned, but when I needed something, I did not simply buy it, but I asked
myself, "Do I really need it? What do you do when you need to get rid of something? Do I have room in my house for it? I began to think carefully about such things as "Is there a place for it in my
This was the beginning of my decluttering.
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