Maybe there is an alternative to continuously unsuccessfully de-cluttering. Perhaps I should become a hoarder and completely reverse my thinking about clutter ?
Become a collector of EVERYTHING 😀😀😀😀😀🤡
Starting with SOCKS. Why not, it is as good a place to begin as any other and I have a drawer full already to get me started.
Then I could move on to CUSHIONS, you can never have too many cushions ! Scatter cushions everywhere and you can be reassured that when you keep tripping over them you will have a soft landing. More cushions for everyone could save the NHS millions ! They should be on everyone’s next prescription.
PAPER. Now there’s a thing to easily collect. It comes through the letter box every day. No longer think of it as junk mail, just something to add to your collection. One day it may become valuable and think of all the post people you are keeping in work. Forget about the trees in the Amazon rain forest.
BOOKS are another overwhelming thing. Once you have read them you are unlikely to read them again, but why throw them away. Stack them on shelves so they can gather dust. Or use a few of them to level up uneven table legs. They will also help to insulate you outside walls which should save on your heating bills.
In just a few decades your house could become a museum and you could charge people to come and view your junk 😀 Or you could apply for planning permission for your house to become an antique shop.