"Out of clutter, find simplicity."
- Albert Einstein
Did you know that January is National Get Organized Month?
Being organized and clutter free means you have more time, more space and more energy for family, friends, and the things you want to do most in life.
I think of myself as an organized person but I can always improve.
My biggest fault is collecting things. I collect pottery, clocks, mugs, and books. The past several years, I have downsized a lot and given many items away to friends, family, or charity.
It is so easy to keep something by telling yourself, "I might use it someday!" I read somewhere that we use 20% of our stuff 80% of the time. This leaves a lot of things not used very often and probably cluttering up our homes and our lives.
Since it is the beginning of a new year, I am trying to go through closets, drawers, cabinets, etc. I have always heard if you have not worn it in a year, get rid of it. That is what I am doing.
Getting started is the hardest part for me. Just preparing myself to get RID of things I have not used in years. Once I have accomplished this task, it is a very freeing feeling.
Some ways to know if you have to much clutter:
You have to move a pile off a chair to have a seat.
You own scissors, but can never find them.
You have several years issues of several magazines.
You have cards and letters from twenty years ago.
You still have your high school prom dress.
Do you have too much clutter in your life or home or are you a very organized person?
Are you hanging onto stuff you will never use or don't need?
Ask yourself, "Why am I keeping that?"
Time to confess. Are you a "clutterbug" or a "neatfreak"?
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