At the risk of sounding clichéd I am learning a lot about forgiving myself while Kondoing.
That wee boat sitting in the garden was a mistake. (Too heavy to get down to the loch so rarely used.) Saving all those pots from many years ago in Cyprus was a mistake. (Not frostproof and algae won't scrub off them and so they don't look good.)
Although I don't make a lot of mistake purchases I have wasted more money over the years than I care to think about. Maybe I can't get that money back, but I can think harder now before making an impulse buy....and congratulate myself on all the good purchases I made on things which still give me joy.
Stopping writing at this point I looked around the room....there are only things in this room which bring me joy, It's wonderful!
I've stopped trying to justify such purchases by finding new or different uses for them and can simply say 'I got that one wrong, I don't want it now, I can let it go...'
It is so freeing being kind to myself this way.
Forgiving myself and moving on.
I do my best to recycle/gift forward/etc but occasionally I just bin something. There is not much point in giving myself a hard time over the very few things I do bin. Knowing there will be even fewer of them in future I can feel OK about this. We have quite a good recycling centre here so someone somewhere down the line will find a use for it, or if it is biodegradable it will eventually go back to the earth from whence it came.
We're almost finished in the kitchen and it was easier than I thought it would be....
And the boat which has been sitting like a reproach in the garden for such a long time, sold for the same price we paid for it, via a free postcard in the Co-op!
How are you (Kon)doing?