Today we’re going to talk about all those wonderful presents we get for Christmas. Did you get a new sweater? Maybe a bathrobe? Or how about a CD or slippers? Candles, books, kitchenware? And the kids? I bet they got new clothes, books and of course toys. Oh the toys! The anticipation of Christmas morning and opening it all up. Seeing the excitement on their adorable little faces. So magical and fun!
…..now we have to do something with ALL.THE.STUFF.
Back the truck up just one minute.
Did she just say put it all away?
Yep it’s time.
And no I’m not talking about throwing it into the bedrooms and letting it all fend for itself. Those toys just like to party, no way will they put themselves away.
But here’s the trick to keeping clutter at bay. Remember we are fighting the war against those clutter pests, and you CAN have the upper hand here.
This is how we do it.
Take that new bathrobe and hang it where your old robe use to live. Take that old robe and add it to your donation station. (You do have a donation station, right?)
And yes I totally understand that your old robe is still perfectly good and wonderful and you can’t possibly toss it just yet. But this really is the PERFECT time to part with it because nobody wants to buy a tattered old robe at the thrift store. You just made someone’s day a whole lot nicer my friend!! Now doesn’t that feel good? It’s nice to share :)
So now how about those candles? Now I know what you’re thinking. “She is crazy for cocoa puffs if she thinks I’m donating candles I’ve not even had a chance to burn yet”. Yep that’s me, crazy girl!! If you have all the space in your home to store candles to the roof and back than by all means don’t let me stop you. But something tells me that if you had unlimited storage in your house you wouldn’t need to be reading my blog now would you? Most of us deal with limited storage and more stuff than we know what to do with.
Now what is it I always say?
Only keep what you love and use AND that you have the room to store.
Did you catch that last part?
That’s why we need to purge until it fits.
Trust me, it works.
So where was I? Oh right, three candles in, three candles out.
One sweater in, one sweater out.
Five toys in, five toys out.
Now you’re getting the idea.
You are now winning the clutter war.
You are winning!
Clutter has no power over you.
Can I get a whoot, whoot?
I CAN’T HEAR YOU!
WHOOT WHOOT, WOOHOO!!!
Oh ya friends it’s going to be a wonderfully organized year. Stick around, we’ve only just begun!!
Here’s what I’m parting with today. How about you?