By going through what I refer to as the "backlog" of stuff that has been ignored, compartmentalized and avoided at all costs (Can't have anyone over? Lock up certain areas of your home for fear that someone will see your mess? Blood run cold when the doorbell rings? Then you know what I'm talking about here.) we are bound to run into some internal resistance.
There is a finite amount of time in our days and lifetime -- it's up to us how we fill those days. It's up to us how we will manage our commitments. What will you keep, trash, or donate?
The key to successfully staging is to accentuate its positive points and disguise the negatives, so the prospective buyer can project their own ideas onto a fairly blank canvas. This can be done surprisingly easy and cheaply without the need for expensive redecoration.
Why put off important things until tomorrow? Act now and improve your life. You deserve it.
Was decluttering your home one of your New Year's goals? Are you striving to live stress free? Clutter comes in various shapes and forms including the physical and emotional. The unwillingness to tackle an unwanted pile may be more than just procrastination.
Human molting begins in middle age -- when you've lived long enough to have more things than you really need. Birds molt annually, humans less frequently. Birds lose feathers. Humans get rid of 'stuff.'
These are the effects of mental clutter. The head fog, the confusion, the chaos, the stress. And this "stuff" affects our environment. It leads to our messy desks, our overstocked cupboards, our overflowing closets and drawers.
Back in the years of high school gym when they had us run one mile, I was the student struggling to complete it - lungs burning and finishing last. It's not that I wasn't active. I played volleyball and tennis in high school - but I told myself that I wasn't a runner.
I've given myself a year to clear out this house, put it on the market, find a terrific apartment and move there with only my Truly Necessary Items. Plus a bunch of plush tigers.
Smart phones have a lot of places to hide clutter. It's worth finding and removing the clutter so that your phone can serve you in better ways.
The definition of organize is, "to cause to develop an organic structure." Organic is defined as, "having systematic coordination of parts." Coordination is the key word. This means things working together. There is a healthy flow. There's no presence of disruption. There's no clutter.
All 10 of these tiny homes prove that space is relative. Your home is only as tiny as you let it feel. So, apply these space-saving tips and storage tricks when you can. Because you deserve to have a bigger home without actually paying for one.
Mental stress is powerful and sneaky. Remember that diamond is just charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well, and accept that there are things you simply can't control or change.
My writing room is six feet wide by seven feet long. I know the dimensions exactly because every week or so, I decide I can't possibly work another minute in here without changing the space.
Letting go of all the unnecessary, clearing away old energy is like laying out a welcome mat for all the good and new you want to bring into your life.
For my whole adult life, I'd felt bad about not dressing better. But I'd also refused to give up ratty clothes or buy nice ones. I'd pushed myself to obey contradictory internal commands: dress well, but don't throw things away or spend money. Finally, I broke free of the double bind.