New Year, New You!

If your new year’s resolution is to get organized you may want to think about what that means to you. Organizing your stuff will make it easier to find something when you need it. The question though is how much of that stuff do you really need to keep?

new yearOften we hang onto things that no longer serve a purpose in our lives. Remember those bread making machines? They were all the rage for a while. Everyone wanted one. You put all the ingredients in at once and a short time later you would have a fresh loaf of bread! Now, with so many people avoiding wheat or carbs, those machines have lost their appeal. They still work, but no longer get used. It happens with so many things. There are fads and phases in life that come and go.

The best way to combat the clutter is to really think about the person you are now:

  • Consider your likes and dislikes as well as your habits and hobbies.
  • Pick favorites. Whether it is a favorite mug for your coffee, your favorite t-shirt, etc. pay attention to what gets used on a regular basis vs. once in a while or not at all.
  • Eliminate stuff that you no longer use. If it is collecting dust or taking up space in your life, it is not serving a purpose and should be eliminated.

When you realize how much time and energy is put into maintaining, organizing and moving stuff, you start to think differently about what you allow in your space. Make your year a little lighter and create space to enjoy the things that are most important to you.

About Author: Linda Andersson
Executive Organizer and Microsoft Office Specialist Master

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