Goodbye to Stuff
definition of stuff is "worthless objects". Worthless doesn't
just mean tatty, broken trash - it also means the things that are perfectly
serviceable but you don't like. A unwanted gift set of beauty products
is stuff to you, but not to a charity shop.
I bet with Christmas and the sales even more clutter has entered your
life recently. So make January the month you start to shift the stuff
out of your life.
8 point challenge
or sell any unwanted Christmas presents that you haven't already returned
to the shops.
guidelines - walk away from every non-essential purchase you make this
month. Take a couple of minutes and ask yourself - do I love it or is
it simply stuff? It's easy to get tempted when the January sales are
in full swing
time you open a "stuffed" overfull drawer or cupboard take
out one piece of clutter and discard it!
- Step up
your battle against paper stuff. Don't even waver a minute before the
circulars or marketing material hit the recycling box. Get rid of the
backlog of old newspapers, 2005 catalogues and holiday brochures too.
stuff - stop printing off every article you read on the internet. Bookmark
your favourite sites instead.
- Find an
unwanted one of each of the following to declutter - 1 video, 1 CD,
1 kitchen utensil, 1 book, 1 pair of grotty socks, 1 blotchy biro, 1
piece of tired underwear, 1 broken thing and 1 thing you absolutely
stuff - did you automatically keep all your Christmas cards? Why? Keep
the special ones and recycle the rest.
out one of the expensive shopping mistakes you made last year. Is there
anything you can learn about how your money ended up as stuff! Did you
shop in a bad mood, did you panic because you had a wedding to go to
or did you get pressure from your partner or a friend to go against
your instincts? Try and not repeat the pattern in future. But for now
it's stuff so don't get hung up on it - everyone makes mistakes - but
you don't have to cling onto yours. I'm going to take my own advice
and let go of a peculiar cardigan I bought when I was killing time.
I look like a Goth in it! Let yours go today and liberate yourself...............
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Don't go it alone this year - get yourself a
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For all of you in Australia who need some help with your clutter check
That's it from me this month - A very Happy Clutter free New Year to you
and I'd like to leave you with this thought
"The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to
deal with. but whether it's the same problem you had last year."
Sue Kay works
with a wide range of clients to organise home offices, small businesses,
declutter before a house move, prepare your spare room for a new baby
and organise your wardrobe ready for the new season. If you're selling
your home, she can help you present it clutter-free for the market to
achieve a quick and profitable sale. For practical sympathetic help call
Sue on 07974 076 675 or 020 8444 5149 or check out the website at www.nomoreclutter.co.uk