In July I wrote about getting rid of clutter. This blog has more clutter busting ideas. Ever think that household clutter is sort of like bad cholesterol? Just as LDL clogs up your arteries, household clutter clogs up your life! Clutter keeps throwing speed bumps in your daily life.
If you have a hard time getting rid of things here’s an idea to try. Next time you’re rummaging in a drawer or closet and discover something you don’t use, pull it out and store it in a box somewhere. You don’t need to get rid of it – just get it out of the mainstream so you’re daily life isn’t obstructed with those speed bumps. Clutter makes everything take longer – so speed up your daily life by getting unnecessary stuff out of your way.
Have a kitchen box, bathroom box, toy box, or whatever. Make a list of what’s in the box and post it inside a cabinet door and note where the box is locate.d That way, you’re going to remember that you have Mom’s old cast iron pot and where you put it. Then, when you’re a little stronger you might have the courage to donate or sell some of this unused paraphernalia.
Organized with a buddy. A friend can be objective about your belongings and help you be more realistic. Besides, it goes much faster and is so much more fun when you’re laughing and chatting away while you’re busy at work. Remember, that you don’t have to get rid of everything. Keep what you have room for – but keep the infrequently used things out of your way.
Frequently I quote Dr. Phil who said that if you keep everything, nothing has any value. No wonder that guy has his own TV show. When you keep everything – it becomes a burden. It’s a physical weight you can feel. However, if you keep a few things, they become treasures – things of value. Remember – you can take pictures of things and keep the memory, not the monstrosity.
NEWS FLASH: You know what I’ve been doing lately? Using Magic Erasers to get glue goo off stuff. I was cutting pieces of double sided carpet tape (every home needs a roll of double sided carpet tape). Anyhow, it really gummed up the scissors. No problem for the Magic Eraser. I rubbed and rubbed and it came right off. Of course, I have the liquid goo remover – butthe erasers are handier and there’s no odor. Whenever I take off the self-adhesive labels or prices from anything, I use Magic Erasers to eliminate the sticky residue. I love great inventions!