As I have written before, I have been decluttering my home/art studio for some time now.
I have given away a lot of things, donated some, gifted some other to friends. There were ( and still are) much to give away: clothes that don’t fit me anymore, things I haven’t used for a long time, some other items that it was time to move on from.
Meanwhile, while going through all these stuff, I have started thinking about the real value of objects.
What’s the real value of an object? The price? The sentimental aspect of it?
Are we the one’s that give value to an object?
Is our need for owning things real after all?
For now, I have reached to the conclusion that the main real value of an object is the way it makes us feel.
As long as I can remember myself, up until this day, I really get attached to objects, so reevaluating all this it’s a big deal for me. But I have realized that in the end of the day, material possessions are not the most important thing in life.
I do have a lot of things, I’m a maximalist, have always been and probably will always be. I like a maximal living and working space. But, I have reached a point where I can choose some things to keep and let go of some other. And this is an ongoing process. I’m trying to find a new balance in my life.
My latest step is to let go even more things. And I had the idea of finding them new homes by selling some. Apart from the earning some extra cash aspect of reselling some things, I’m thinking that when someone is paying to buy something means that he/she really likes it and the object can continue its journey.
I love the idea that something I have worn/read/enjoyed will continue living and being appreciated in another house, in someone else’s life.
So, let’s see where this new project will lead…!