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Friday, May 3, 2013

Decluttering tips, part 2

Decluttering tips, part 2

Do you have too much clutter in your home and life? Read on for some great tips...

Several years ago, I read a book called "Clutter's Last Stand" by Don Aslett.  I really enjoyed this book and took notes from it while I read. Here are more great thoughts from this book...

-Hang photos instead of placing them (on piano or shelves).

-Gifts do not need to be kept forever, not meant to be a burden. The message is not in the gift but the heart of the giver.

-Take a picture-- you do not need to keep old plaques, ribbons or mementos.

--You don't have to buy something to experience it! For whom are you keeping your keepsake? ( i.e. that odd figurine you bought at an amusement park or museum...) You don't need proof, you experienced it! Miniaturize it-- photo, scrapbooking, etc.,

-Don't save all those little papers, write it down and toss it OR file it and go through it every 3 years, keeping files organized.

-Don't save old, out-of-date books. There is new information all the time!

-Cookbooks- you can save only the recipe you use (copy it down) and get rid of them!

-Clothes- get rid of them if the piece is uncomfortable, the wrong color, fit or size OR if it is damaged.

-Shoes-- you won't wear uncomfortable shoes! Get rid of what you don't use!

-Car clutter- keep to a minimum-- don't take it ALL on vacation!

-Too much eating is bad too... we live lives of excess! Think of all of the extra space and time you'll have after you declutter your home and office!

Ecclesiastes 5:9-11
 The increase from the land is taken by all; the king himself profits from the
fields. Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.  As goods increase,
so do those who consume them.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-6
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away...

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