As the saying goes, "Out of site, out of mind." But as we start tidying up, we realize there are massive piles of clutter we may have overlooked. Not to mention the fact that we may have lost things and now realize we need to find a place for them.
I remember the house my mother died in at age 96. She had lived there for over 60 years, and it was a confusion of stuff -- wonderful souvenirs mixed in with tax returns from over 50 years ago and children's letters mixed with old receipts
At some stage in the future, you regretted it. It may have been a few hours later, or a few weeks, or a few months, but eventually you regretted buying this item. We've all done it. Don't pretend you haven't!
Life is happening each day so instead of whizzing through it, waiting for the "good stuff" (the relationship, the car, the vacation, the job) to appear, why not elevate the way we live each day instead?
By submitting an itemized return, you can reduce your taxable income and pay less taxes, thus keep more money in your pocket. Here are a few simple ways stay organized and "file ready" before the deadline.
There are times in our lives when we get really burnt out and everything overwhelms us. We feel disorganized, we become forgetful, and we can't keep up with our work. One way to deal with this is to take some time to declutter things in your life that are not working for you anymore.
Though nutrition is key to a proper detox, what is equally important is whether you are digesting your life or not. Is life nourishing you or eating you alive? Are you satisfied and fulfilled with the life you have created?
With all of the costumes, candles, spooky decor, junky little trinkets and toys, the clutter situation can get quickly out of hand. How can we cut the clutter without cutting back on any of the fun? I promise, it's possible! Here's how.
Despite my initial resistance, I'm grateful to have gone through the de-cluttering process. Discarding stuff from the past that's no longer relevant to the present leaves the future wide open. And that's very exciting.