January has come and gone. If you are anything like most human beings, you plumped up your to-do list with promises of getting organized right around December 30th. Am I right? With February in full swing, I ask you: have you made any progress on the task of purging? Did you organize your entire house as planned? Your attic, your closet, the toy room . . . ?
How is that donation pile coming? Most likely the items in that pile have slowly, sheepishly crawled back in to your every day life. Stuff. Things. Crap. Junk. It's still there, isn't it?
Well I am here to tell you that it's time. There is no better time than right now to start purging unnecessary stuff. New Year's resolutions are not what I am talking about. I am talking about life changes that will optimize your time and overall sense of wellbeing. I am talking about adopting a consistent practice of streamlining your belongings so that you have everything you need, but nothing you don't.
Take one junk drawer a week, and tackle that junk drawer! Commit 30 minutes to one area in your living space that stresses you out. If you don't know what to do with so many toys, or books, or spare towels, or kitchen tools, bag them and take them away. Allow yourself and your home the ability to move on without the weight of endless junk robbing you of your time, energy, and piece of mind.