My Skype client had a number of chipped plates in her cupboard. I asked her how she felt about the plates. She looked sad and said, "I don't like them." But then she shook that bad feeling off and went on to say that she could live with the plates for another 10 years.
I said that you can get used to living with something that you don't like. But that means you're continuing the unhappiness.
The whole point of the clutter bust is your happiness and how you can increase it.
When you remove what's hurting you, a basic joy takes its place. It's like removing a stone from your shoe. You feel better.
My client thought about it and decided to get rid of the plates. She talked about the new plates she would like to get. She had a big authentic smile on her face.
I said that's the happiness.