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Clearing the clutter in your life
8/4/2007 - Anita Bakker and Hilary Drummond, Southern Exposure Weekend

How much clutter do you have in your life?

How is it interfering with your energy and satisfaction?

 

Itís amazing how much our lives can be negatively affected by something that we donít even realize is an issue.  Clutter can show up anywhere, but letís start with the clutter that can start us off on the wrong foot every morning.

Itís a type of clutter that slows us down, causes stress and increases anxiety.  Closet clutter can increase the time it takes to get ready for your dayÖevery day!  If you have too many clothes that you donít wear jammed between the few that you do happen to choose more regularly, you could be slowing yourself down and adding some needless frustration every morning. That closet clutter can contribute to overspending.  When we havenít spent enough time organizing and matching, it results in more impulse purchases adding even more items to our already cluttered life! 

Do you seriously need that pair of pants that still donít fit? You likely have some items that you havenít worn for more than a year or two.  They probably arenít going to be coming back into style anytime soon, and more likely than not they are getting in the way of a fresh and organized look in that closet.  Thereís someone who can use and will appreciate those clothes, and you could be contributing to your own and someone elseís health by giving them up!!! 

Weíve become a material world, and too many of us consciously or subconsciously measure ourselves by our possessions.  Our wardrobes shouldnít define us, but what we do with that wardrobe might speak more accurately about who we are.

So challenge yourself to clear the clutter in your closet this week.  Have some fun with it.  Invite your partner or friend to help you cull and cleanse.  Know which items feel great, which are most comfortable and which ones really suit your personality.  Those are the keepers. 

See how many pieces in your closet can be gifted to your sister or best friend.  If you think that gift would insult them, itís pretty clear that you shouldnít be wearing them either!  How many of those items can be gifted to goodwill.  We need to contribute to our community and whatís in your closet could really help someone out of a challenging time.

While youíre at it, check out your shoes and jewelry.

Now you can more easily organize your closet, get a better start to your days and free yourself up to focus on whatís really important in your day.

 

What can you get rid of that you really donít need?

Where else is clutter getting in your way?



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