52 Weeks: #7 Purge Until It Fits
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Hi everyone, did you have a successful organizing week? It’s time to hear if you crossed something of that list of yours?
I took a big box of stuff to the thrift store earlier this week. Mostly clothes from my closet. The number of items I hadn’t worn in some time was starting to add up. Time to get rid of them! Need some help to do the same thing? Check out Tip #41 in my book, Clutter Rehab. You can also find it here: 11 tips to help you part with your clothes.
I was reading through the links last week and I gave a little whoop when I read this post by Lynn of Mom Starting From Scratch. Lynn had a bit of an a-ha moment when she did some de-cluttering today. She realized that sometimes we don’t see the things we surround ourselves with anymore. That moment came when she laid eyes on this do-dad on her wall and wondered “what is it?” and “do I even like it?”
She’s now replaced it with something she truly loves. Way to go Lynn!
Next I noticed that Cassandra of Aubut Life wasn’t going to let non-matching containers stop her from organizing her “secret” closet. She dived right in using what she had and her closet went from this:
Thata girl! So much better!
Remember it doesn’t have to be matching to be functional, nothing wrong with a good old-fashion cardboard box either. Do the organizing FIRST which involves removing everything from the space, sorting and purging before worrying about how you are going to contain it. Don’t eat your dessert first my friends as tempting as it might be!
Now don’t get me wrong, clever storage solutions will definitely help you maximize space but you don’t want to be organizing clutter just because you can. Why spend dollars on products to organize something you have absolutely no use for or to put off making a decision about? Do the tough stuff first and then have some fun :)
We all only have so much space available to us…stop fighting it and purge until it fits. You’ll feel better, your house will feel lighter, your stress levels will go down and your chaos will be reduced.
Did you catch that?
Purge until it fits!
Questions to ponder:
1. Let’s talk stuff! What have you tossed out this week?
2. Have you ever regretted something you’ve gotten rid of? Why?
3. How tempted are you to rush out and pick up pretty organizing containers first?
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