Many of us are working on getting rid of clutter that constantly inhabits every inch of our lives and spaces. From our brains (another time, another topic), to our homes, and our work spaces.
With crazy schedules, and a limited amount of time, we may find it hard to stay in front of this impending doom of chaos that creeps into our homes, but with some effort it can be done.
Some may say,
“I don’t know where to start. Getting rid of clutter is not an easy task.”
Start anywhere…just begin.
Pick the place that tends to be the main area of contention for you.
Buying containers or baskets can help you keep things in order.
If you don’t need something or use it, get rid of it. Goodwill always needs donations, or you can sell it.
Keeping items in a set place will help you stay on top of things.
(Believe me, I’m also writing this sermon for myself.)
“A Place for Everything, and Everything in its Place.”
New York: D. Appleton & Company. 1863. p. 667
If you need to, get some help from someone who does well with organizing.
We aren’t all gifted in this area. There are professionals, and others, who have to knack for looking at a mess and knowing exactly where to start and what to do.
Those miscellaneous things may need special attention.
They are not like other things and may be tougher to organize.
They are called miscellaneous for a reason.
Breakdown of the word miscellaneous…
- Miscel- A missile has hit
- La- those items laying in this area
- Neous- and it’s heinous!
- (neous, short for heinous…my definition.)
(I always wanted to take an etymology class.)
Getting yourself motivated…
Remember how good you feel when everything is clean, organized and fresh smelling.
(I like candles, too.)
Keeping things organized also helps with productivity. If you’re like I am, you hate looking for things that are needed when you’re busy. Organization is a time saver.
I’d love to know how you keep things in order.
These are just my basics for getting rid of clutter.
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