Clutter Free Friday::Inventory

by heatherkp

If you have begun to do your Spring cleaning and clearing how about stepping back for a few moments to take a little inventory first.

I think it’s important to recognize that EVERYONE has an area of their life that they would like to find more space, less clutter and more organization.

Today I’d like to  be the voice of encouragement to remind you that no matter what amount of clutter you may have in your life you are not alone and you can forgive yourself.  Clutter is an outcome of an overwhelming, over scheduled, overly busy life style (hello most of us who are reading this!).

Starting today, how about just taking a mental inventory to identify the areas of clutter that are in your life. Is it a certain room (s) or a certain category of stuff (ex. paperwork) that stresses you out, or maybe it’s your spouse or kids stuff that drives you nuts?  Do you find yourself feeling guilty, stressed, embarrassed or ashamed about having too much of something?  You may want to write it down and write about how it makes you feel. Writing can be a helpful tool to begin the clearing process and help you identify patterns of behavior so you won’t repeat them.  This process can be so much more meaningful than just throwing away your old junk. 

Clearing and releasing will bring new space into your life.  Why not take a little time before you begin to toss the junk to really give some thought to what you want to create in your new space.  Some questions you can ask yourself:

  • Do you need to save time because your constantly looking for things?
  • Do you have stuff that you feel you “should” hold onto because someone you love gave it to you?
  • Do you have items that are broken, poor quality or you just don’t love for whatever reason?
  • Do you want to create a space for a certain activity you love doing?

All of this information will help you identify what you can begin to release.  This legwork will make the action steps of tossing and re-organizing whats left so much easier.

As we move into Spring this weekend why not take a little time to inventory what no longer serves you so you can make space for new growth!

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