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No not the dream that you’ll be living organized one day because you can and you will. No I’m talking about the dreams that keep you tied to your clutter. Oh you know the ones I’m talking about…the dream that says you can’t part with any of your sewing stuff because one day you are going to sew the most amazing quilt ever even though you haven’t touch your sewing stuff in years. The dream of keeping every single wedding present you received over 13 years ago for the one day you’ll have a bigger house to actually fit it all in to. The dream that you are going to be an amazing chef one day and therefore can’t part with any of your kitchen utensils “just in case” (I just got over this one). The dream that tells you that if you hold on to every single piece of school work and picture your child has ever drawn they’ll stay young forever.
You know I could go on and on but I think you get my point. So here is what I want to ask you:
What are you holding onto today from your past that keeps you from fully living today in the present?
Is this a stumbling block for you? If you’ve got the space that’s different, I’m not intentionally trying to be a dream killer here. However for those of you who struggle with space and are buried in clutter that isn’t relevant to today (sentimental clutter anyone?) then it might be time to let go of that dream and move on.
Don’t get stuck in the what ifs, the someday or the just in case.
Your home is your “living” space but that can be difficult if you are designating large portions of it to yesterday.
Just something to consider as you tackle your clutter piles this weekend (hint, hint). An uncluttered tomorrow can be yours if you make the necessary decisions today to stop letting the past take up prime real estate space in your home.
You can do this!!
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