Mahatma Gandi has given us so many great quotations. I found this one particularly thought-provoking earlier this year.
Let’s face it: Folks try this every single day. Family members. Neighbors. Strangers. Sometimes even “friends.”
Every time I’m on my personal social media profiles–and particularly on Facebook–someone does this. And I allow it to happen. I read comments that add no value to my life. I allow Facebook’s algorithms to mold my view of the world and politics. I allow family members to make draining comments on my own status updates and photos because I don’t want to start a row.
Today it stops. I don’t traditionally observe Lent, but given it starts today, what better time to give up something that adds very little value to my life but adds anxiety and stress and results in wasted time?
So join me on Instagram over the next 40 days as I provide daily challenges to help you walk away from Facebook drama–from the drama that starts in groups to the occasional arguments that start on your own profile or wall.
You can find my Instagram page at http://www.instagram.com/simplifydeclutterorganize.
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Over the years, I’ve found helpful a list of questions to guide my decluttering. As an example, a lot of people go through their closets and ask themselves questions like
- Does this item still fit?
- Have I worn this item in the last year?
- Will I wear this item again?
The single most influential question for me is this one: Would I buy this item again? If I would buy it again, I definitely keep it. If I wouldn’t, I start looking at whether the item needs to be discarded or even replaced.
This single question works for decluttering clothing, shoes, accessories, kitchen utensils, books, movies, toys, even decor. I highly recommend it as your go-to question as you are cleaning out just about any room in your home.
What Questions Guide Your Decluttering?
I’m compiling a list of questions for visitors to ask themselves as they declutter, and I’d like to hear the questions you ask yourself as you’re deciding whether to keep or discard items. In fact, in the next week or so, I’ll be hosting a mini-giveaway as an incentive for you to share your questions. Follow me on Facebook and on Instagram for more information!
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My New Year’s Eve went like this.
My January went . . . . well, let’s just say that February 1st 2nd is a good day to push the reset button.
Continue reading “If You Can Look Up, You Can Get Up!”
When I went home for the holidays in December, my mom showed me the Werner foldable step stool she received for Christmas from my father the previous year. While she uses it primarily to change literal light bulbs, figurative light bulbs went off in my head when I saw it. If I were to get one, I could finally install crown moulding or clean the tops of my kitchen cabinets without standing on a chair!
After Christmas, my husband and I put our house on the market to relocate to an area closer to his new job a few hours away. Because I needed to pull down and pack the milk glass atop my kitchen cabinets and the items on the top shelves of our various closets while my (tall) husband was at work, I decided to purchase a step stool similar to my mom’s. Ultimately, what I bought was the Best Choice Products 3-step space-saving ladder and foldable stepstool with a platform tray from Amazon. Continue reading “Friday Find: Best Choice Products Ladder/Folding Stool with Platform”
Disclosure: I received an advance review copy of this book from NetGalley with no obligation for a positive review.
My mother says I’m just smarter than your average cookie and that is the reason I worry more than I should (see story here). But depending on what provider you talk to, I have a touch of obsessive-compulsive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder with an unhealthy dose of perfectionism. Regardless of the reason, I’m a worrier.
Continue reading “Book Review: Why Worry? Getting to the Heart of Your Anxiety by Robert D. Jones”