Saturday, March 12, 2011
A blog entry by my Spark friend SIMPLELIFE4REAL has inspired me to think about clearing more clutter from our home. It's amazing how we can adapt and fill all of our spare space with stuff - some of it is useful, but a lot of it is not. I can't help but think how it is related to the way that I eat. Often I start a meal with good intentions but once I've fueled my body with protein, grains, fruits and veggies, I calculate how many spare calories I have left and I eat something junky like 100 calorie snack packs.
We are currently in the middle of a massive home renovation project and our house is in a state of complete disorganization. We still have unopened boxes from our move back in July and hardly a day goes by without one of us wandering around looking for something that is still packed away.
I have very little free time these days, but I would like to dedicate 5 to 10 minutes each day to getting rid of clutter - both physical and mental clutter - so I'm going to try to write little blog entries about it to help me stay on track.
The best way to prevent clutter from accumulating is to stop bringing extra things home. Today I will refrain from buying any "healthier" junk options at the grocery store. If I want to eat treats I'll have to make them myself and be sure of what's in them! I don't want my son to eat junk when he's older, so I'd love to start showing him a better way!
I saw an interview with Suze Orman once where she was talking about how to make room for things that are really important to you. Her advice was to gather unnecessary 27 items from around your home and give them to charity.
Stay out of the snack food aisle at the grocery store.
Put 27 things in my Goodwill box and put it in my car.