It was so liberating to get rid of .................
Marie26's post on adobesunlight's OMG thread made me think of all the old pens I got rid of at once, and how good that felt, and that led to other thoughts of other memorable decluttering acts.
So my question to you is this: Of all the things you've tossed, which ones left you feeling especially liberated?
Here are some of mine:
The sock bag. Oh, lord, I'd had that bag for years. About ten pounds of singleton socks, most of them white. :-) With just about zero hope of finding the mates, I don't know why it was so hard to take the whole thing and toss it. But when I finally did, it felt good.
The above-mentioned pens. They were dusty, they were crappy, and I have no idea whether they worked or not. But one day I chucked them all and replaced them with the gel click-pens I love. Great move!
My half-finished quilt. This one was really hard. I had started the puff quilt when my kids were little. I had a lot of sentiment tied to it simply because of that. But I knew I'd never finish it. For one thing, I didn't even like the pattern anymore. With some encouragement from this forum, one day I gathered up all the supplies needed to finish it and donated the whole deal to the Salvation Army. I swear, my shoulders felt lighter that day.
My Aunt Peggy's rotten rug. It's not that it was rotten to begin with.....Peggy was a wonderful rug hooker. But it had been stored during a move and must have gotten damp or whatever. It was a dreadful mess. But talk about sentiment .....oy! I loved Peggy, who had inspired my own interest in rug hooking. How could I get rid of something she'd put hours into making? How could I keep such a nasty reminder that I'd caused her rug to deteriorate? In the end I took a couple of closeup photographs of good parts and then placed it in a plastic bag and gave it a decent burial in the trash can. I can't say it made me feel good, exactly, but at least I don't worry about it anymore.
How about you?