Clutter, Clutter Everywhere and Not a Spot to Sit In!

Talk about the need for downsizing!  Naomi Seldin, Albany Times Union gives 20 reasons to feel good about getting serious about dumping all that extra STUFF.  Come on … you know you hate to face it, but she gives us the reasons to face the truth about life after life as a clutterholic.  Once clean so NOT go back to bad habits.

  1. You’ll lose hundreds of pounds without having to take a single trip to the gym.
  2. If you ever need to move somewhere smaller, you’ll be able to do it with confidence.
  3. Your next move will be less expensive.
  4. You’ll gain living space without having to move.
  5. You’ll never have to run out and buy something because you can’t find the original.
  6. You won’t be fooled into thinking something’s a bargain just because it’s on the sale rack.
  7. When you’re bored, you won’t automatically go shopping.  Instead, you’ll go hiking or meet a friend for coffee.
  8. You’ll learn to say no to people who want you to buy something from them.
  9. You’ll think twice about paying someone else to store stuff you don’t use.
  10. When you discover you own 10 pairs of jeans and three hammers, you’ll realize you don’t need more of either.
  11. Instead of buying stuff you don’t need, you’ll be able to pay off debt or go on a trip.
  12. Getting rid of clutter is like exercising.  The more you do it, the easier it gets.
  13. “Enough”, “want” and “need” take on a new meaning.
  14. Dusting is easier and faster.
  15. People will give you wine and chocolate – as gifts instead of knick knacks. (My personal favorite!)
  16. Coming home will be more relaxing instead of stressful.
  17. You’ll spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying your space.
  18. Your children and heirs will have less to worry about when the time comes.
  19. When you open your closet, nothing there will make you feel guilty.  That pair of jeans taunting you since you lost your college waistline?  Those heels that hurt your feet too much to wear but cost too much to donate? GONE.
  20. You’ll appreciate what you do have that much more.

Stop procrastinating.

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.  The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”  – Mark Twain

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