Be-Happier Tip – declutter one area at a time


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Whether it’s a messy garage where you can’t find a simple screwdriver because of all the clutter, a messy closet or a desk piled with papers, spend some time getting rid of clutter and you will feel less stressed. If you are not the  neat-as-a-pin type, it doesn’t mean you have to clear every surface and force yourself to adopt a style that is not really you.  But if you constantly waste time looking for important things, and get frustrated by all the disorganization, spend an hour or two on getting rid of the worst of it. And make a commitment to do this on a regular basis until the chaos is under control.
Grab some boxes or trash bags and be ruthless about getting rid of things that you’ve kept on hand just in case you ever have time to read it or use it. If you haven’t made it a priority thus far, you probably never will. Be sure to put usable items aside for a yard sale or charity donation.

A principle of Feng Shui teaches that if you clear away the clutter and confusion, you also clear space for the new to come into your life. So what is it that you would like to attract? New friends, new profitable ventures, new relationships?  First get ready for the new by boxing up the old or at least neatening things more. If you give yourself a time limit of seeing how much you can get done in an hour, or two hours, then it does not become a horrible task.

Enjoy your new freedom from clutter.

your happiness guru,

Evelyn

Comments (8)

Kelly Maria Clark

October 8, 2010

How funny! I was just sitting here thinking about writing a series on paper clutter when I found your post. VERY good advice!

This is something I have struggled with for years but as I am lightening up and moving toward my goal, I am astounded at how good it feels. One tip that I found extremely helpful is to clear the clutter that you see as you come in your door. It seems to affect how you feel about the whole house.

Thanks again for great post!
Kelly

Kelly Maria Clark

October 8, 2010

How funny! I was just sitting here thinking about writing a series on paper clutter when I found your post. VERY good advice!

This is something I have struggled with for years but as I am lightening up and moving toward my goal, I am astounded at how good it feels. One tip that I found extremely helpful is to clear the clutter that you see as you come in your door. It seems to affect how you feel about the whole house.

Thanks again for great post!
Kelly

Martha Giffen

October 8, 2010

I like the idea of getting rid of the old to make room for the new!! It's the anticipation of the "new" that keeps me out of a cluttered space. Thanks!

Martha Giffen

October 8, 2010

I like the idea of getting rid of the old to make room for the new!! It's the anticipation of the "new" that keeps me out of a cluttered space. Thanks!

Evelyn Brooks

October 9, 2010

When my daughter was small, I taught her a good habit of clearing old toys to get ready for Christmas. That way she could be helping children who might not get toys (by donating her old ones to charity) and her room would not be piled with things she didn't even use anymore. It can be hard to put this into practice as adults with paperwork! :-)

Evelyn Brooks

October 9, 2010

When my daughter was small, I taught her a good habit of clearing old toys to get ready for Christmas. That way she could be helping children who might not get toys (by donating her old ones to charity) and her room would not be piled with things she didn't even use anymore. It can be hard to put this into practice as adults with paperwork! :-)

Evelyn Brooks

October 9, 2010

Funny coincidence - you know what they say about great minds. Thanks for sharing!

Evelyn Brooks

October 9, 2010

Funny coincidence - you know what they say about great minds. Thanks for sharing!

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