With the huge gift giving season on the horizon, now is an excellent time to put on your decluttering goggles and look over the things around your home. Clearing out items that are unused, unloved, unwanted or unneeded (the real kind, not the guilt-provoking one) will allow you to prepare your home to have a spot available for the new stuff.
For inspiration, here are several excellent resources from around the web that will give you new insight or just a swift kick of motivation. Decluttering is a worthwhile and freeing exercise so have fun!
- An excellent starting point is to review Mandi's 10 questions to help you declutter at SimpleNest before beginning. As you work, bring them to mind and they will help guide you during the process.
- This article offers ideas about how to liberate yourself and let go of sentimental items, specifically photos, souvenirs, books, parents' belongings, family heirlooms, correspondence, children's artwork and memorabilia left behind by kids once they move out.
- Erin of Unclutterer, shares guidelines from her new book "Unclutter Your Life in One Week" to help you decide what can stay and what should go from your wardrobe.
- MaryJo, a professional organizer, offers her 4 best tips for dealing with clutter. My favorite: Be very conscious of what objects you choose to bring into your space. A very important thing to remember at this time of year indeed!
Until next time...Take Care Of You!
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