Ridding a home of unwanted items, like lancing an unsightly abscess, can release incredible amounts of stress and anxiety. I know eww, right...? If it is true that the state of one's home, reflects the state of one's mind, then many of us have some issues with which to attend. Like the pulsing abscess waiting for lancing; possessions can quietly nag--maybe the shelf of books that you plan to read, when you find enough time, or the research from some "great idea" project, related to a past, to which you are no longer connected. We have no current plans of putting these items to action, and while passing by them each day, we can experience quick feelings of discomfort, while unable to pinpoint their origins.
Yard Sale, Garage Sale, Rummage Sale... it is called by many names and done in many ways, but there are some points that could make yours more successful. This simile takes on a different meaning currently, with Houston and my family who lives there in mind, but Yard Sale Days hit me like a hurricane! It is so much easier for me to organize yard sales for others, than to do it is for myself. The emotions of parting with memories, history and items, that may represent in their most intense representation, times and relationships past or goals and dreams not ascertained can be upsetting and disorienting.
Now I do have a proper home office, but I have to say my car has doubled as a retreat for many years now. My car has housed me for about 3, non-work related hours a day. I suppose with this amount of time commitment to my car, a little effort to make it an appealing and functional place is important.