My favorite quote:
“Keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away."
Dunah Mulock Craik
April 1826 - 12 October 1887
Your Clutter Free Journey
Take the first step on your Clutter Free Journey to living a beautiful, clutter free life! On your journey, you will examine your relationship with the stuff in your life and it's impact on your overall well-being. You will learn to make choices over what you invite into your home. The way we feel inside is directly reflected in our living spaces. In turn, our living spaces affect our internal well-being. By making small, steady changes in our living environment, we can change how we feel inside and make our homes a reflection of what is important to us.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
10 Years From Now
Last year, while perusing a local bookstore, I remember looking through a book whose basic premise was around asking yourself three questions when face with a dilemma or making a decision: What will the consequences be in 10 minutes, 10 months and 10 years? I have since thought about this several times when faced with a choice or decision. It really does help put things in perspective when you look at a situation this way.
I started thinking how this could be a great tool to use when decluttering your home and life. Ten years from now, will you remember the ceramic cat you won at the fair? What about the yellowing, lace curtains that came with the house when you purchased it? What will the consequences be in 10 minutes, 10 months and 10 years if you let them go? As you declutter, ask yourself, "Will I miss this object, will I even remember it in 10 years?"
See if asking yourself the 10/10/10 question may help you to say goodbye to the excess in your life.