I remember one year swapping our bedroom space with our office space. One day I just realized it would be way better in that configuration. Lucky for me my husband is easy going and just went with it.
Last year I got rid of my desk at home and moved a couch from the living room into the office instead. I also changed up a lot of my home decor.
This year I've gotten the bug again. I love/hate my living room couch. It's comfy and about as wide as a twin bed (makes for excellent napping) but its not quite right for the decor and is 7.5 years old. My TV stand is meh. I like my lamps. I need more plants. The office needs some serious help; it just feels off. I don't like my bedding. My wardrobe is in the same boat.
While I'm figuring out what changes I'm actually going to make, I'm playing around with the following question.
Why am I keeping it?
Three common answers pop up for me.
#1 spent money on it - might use in future - don’t waste it
#2 still like it - hope to use it
I have patterns around 'making do' with things and settling for 'good enough', even when it results in incongruence. I'm exploring getting rid of things that I'm only keeping for reason #1 (and by get rid of I mean donate or recycle).
I'm keeping things that fall into reason #2.
When reason #3 comes up, I'm pausing to see if the thing is congruent with now and to try to look at it with fresh eyes.