T’is the time of year for adding more to our living spaces.
No, I’m not referring to building an addition onto your house or finally asking dear Auntie to go home (after all, she’s been visiting for over a month now!).
It’s time for gift-receiving! Everyone talks about gift-giving, but little is said about the “getting” end if it. Where will you put all those gifts you cannot eat, use, or re-gift? Take them to the office? What if you work from home or are lucky enough to be a full-time retiree? Will those unwanted presents just add to your mess distress?
If your home is already mired in chaos and disorder, perhaps it is time to quit that drug cold turkey!
The drug I am referring to is CLUTTER. If a jumble of hodgepodge items defines you, makes you feel good, or keeps you feeling bad about yourself, then it needs to be dealt with.
We all have clutter to some extent; some just seem to accumulate more than their fair share. Think of that clutter as a drug you want to rid yourself of. As you handle each item of the excess mess, use the acronym D.R.U.G. for guidance.
D = donate it
R = recycle it
U = use it
G = get rid of it (garbage)
Those 4 actions will take care of anything that adds to the clutter surrounding you. You will be making room for more; not more clutter, but more good feelings, more free time, more space for gift-getting!
May you always make room for more – love in your heart, that is!