decluttering all the 'stuff' around your home is totally liberating! Give to charity, trash the trash, share the wealth with others! "But someone gave it to me."? That's ok. You enjoyed it and now can let others enjoy it. It leaves you with less to move and less to clean, or clean around.
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From book, 'Out of the Crayon Box' (living vibrant, organized lives). They have a website. Their philosophy is "Do more living, not more work!". They simplify everything into 6 steps (Declutter first; then Organize, Maintain, Observe, Refrain and Enjoy!). Biggest steps Declutter & Organize, are easy the way they do it. Then it's putting things back where they go, with a simple (not complex or tedious) system which they teach. 'Observe' teaches to evaluate what works for you personally.
They encourage you to become generous...making a habit to donate (if an item still in good condition) or to toss it away whenever you bring an item into your home...so it never becomes cluttered again. Cleaning is so easy now and my family & I love the space we regained!
Buy only what you really NEED. Declutter! Having less is very freeing. Less can be more. Notice on vacation, we seem to get by with less stuff. You see what you really can live on. Update yes, but, one in one out. Help others by donating your clothes.
Every day pick one thing to declutter, be it a drawer, a counter or your desk. Get a paper shedder and shred old bills or papers you no longer need, toss out anything you have not used in a year and give away any old clothes you no longer wear (like your old fat clothes), In no time at all your house will be less cluttered and look great!
If you see it all at one time it is overwhelming but to do one thing a day is less stressful and easy. After all there are 365 days in a year, so that is 365 things you decluttered in one year!
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