In the midst of my recent and un-characteristic de-cluttering (Next on my list to get rid of is all of the acrylic yarn I bought when I first started crocheting/knitting, I have no idea why I was keeping this because I really dislike working with it), I find that I'm being offered really good deals on things that I've been wanting for a while. Out of nowhere the fleece lined Doc Martens I've been visiting on-line for two years were suddenly reduced in price by $50, and then this morning BuiltNY sent me an e-voucher for $10 off their super cool Cargo™ Travel Organizer.
It's definitely odd to be simultaneously buying new treasures as I'm clearing out old junk, but I don't think it's entirely contradictory. What I noticed during my purge is that I've been holding onto a lot of cheap things that I didn't care for that much, as opposed to owning a reasonable number of good quality belongings that I love. I'm thinking of it like transitioning from only eating junk food to a diet of healthy but delicious things; so the aim in both instances is not to weigh yourself down with stuff you don't actually need or want but to consciously aim for a good balance.
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful” William Morris