I joined a cyber-class a few weeks ago on decluttering and minimalism. It's led by Joshua Becker and the primary theme is eliminating things that are useless and distracting from your life so you can focus on what is truly important.
So, I'm going through my house again looking for more items to get rid of. I will soon have to rename my book - The Journey of 200 Bags. As I revisit each room emptying every cabinet and drawer and physically touching all of my possessions, I still find a few things I don't even remember owning. I also find things I bought to try out but they no longer serve me. (I'm talking about you, corn stripper.) These easily go in the donate pile. I also find various collections of items that I set aside last time when I was not quite ready to let them go. Many of these now hold no emotional value or usability now. Time has proved I am ready to let them go. Some other items have been set aside again, put on probation a second time. I am beginning to see that this is a journey. Each time I go through the process I peal back another layer. I dig a little deeper and find new value in the process.
The other day my husband, seeing me fill up another bag from the kitchen, asked if I was giving more things away. It was sort of like the time my child asked me when I would be done organizing the house. The answer is yes, I am still finding things in my home that hold no value for me but might serve someone else quite well. I am still finding great joy in giving away my excess to help others. I am still learning to let go. I am still finding peace in the space and order that is created. I am still moving forward.