Lorie’s Blog ‘The Clutter Diet’ breaks organizing down into, well, bite size pieces. Love it.
Organized living means clearing out the clutter from our lives, in terms of time, money, and psychological space, so that those things that are the highest priority are ensured a place of importance.
It means living purposely, not getting caught up in the call of the urgent but rather learning to keep our eyes on a pre-determined goal.
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Spontaneity becomes are rare treat once our responsibilities get high enough.
The more systems we set up , the smoother the ride. Consider choosing a set time for the following : Date night, dry cleaning drop off /pick up, grocery shopping, library visits.
Once those have been automated consider adding more. Contrary to popular belief it is not automatting your life. It’s actually quite the opposite.
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This time of year sparks the age-old discussion of gift giving which invariably leads to it’s cousin ….. re-gifting.
What’s your take ? Are gifts to be kept sacred forever ? Or does the thought alone count?
When you receive a present,” says Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan
, an interior designer in New York City and the founder of ApartmentTherapy
.com, “your duty is to receive it and thank the giver — not to keep the gift forever.”
I enjoy giving gifts, yet detest clutter
. I would feel terrible if some-one cluttered up a part of their space on my account. Therefore I encourage proactive re-gifting where both the sender and recipient
both know that re-gifting is fine.
I choose gifts such as current best seller books, classy tea towels, happy photo frames or beautiful house plants with a note at the end of the card saying ‘Thought you’d enjoy this. If you don’t love it please feel free to re-gift’.What better way to conserve resources and more importantly conserve clutter ?
Am I too brutal ? What would you do ? Please do share your thoughts