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~Today We Will Declutter The Basement~
Here are the (4) Steps that I’m using to declutter my basement, we are in the process of putting our home on the market. We have lived in the home for 30 years this past December. We have had more good memories than bad in this house, it has been our sanctuary during tough financial times, illnesses, deaths. It has been a great home for us and those you have entered its doors – it will make a great home for a new family, I hope they have good memories just as we have had living here.
The 4 Steps that I use to get me started on ANY decluttering project – no matter how big or how small the area, it’s the same process:
- What’s Trash? – The first box will be your designated trash dump. Any items you want to get rid of that aren’t worth donating or selling go here. Pro tip: to save yourself a step, go ahead and use ForceFlex Garbage Bags instead of a box so you can take your trash straight to the curb after cleaning up. And don’t forget to recycle items whenever possible!
- What to Giveaway or Sell? Second, designate a box for items that are still in OK condition, but that your household could do without — like old books or toys, for example. Whether you want to give these things away to family/friends, donate them to charity, or sell them in a yard sale to make a little extra money is totally up to you. Stay tuned these coming weeks I will have an article about selling your items online.
- What will go in Storage? The third box is for things that you can’t or doesn’t want to get rid of, but that you aren’t in need of on a day-to-day basis (think things like seasonal decorations). It’s also a good idea to make an inventory of items that you’re putting in storage as you go — that way, you won’t be left wondering what exactly is taking up space in your garage or attic down the line.
- What is going to be put away? Lastly, have a box ready to place any items that need to be kept in your house, but relocated to their proper place. If you want to get really organized, you can have a few smaller boxes — one each for places like your bathroom, kitchen, or bedrooms — and sort misplaced items into their “homes” to save yourself the hassle later.
Peace Harmony & Happy decluttering!
One of the best ways to relieve stress and process emotional issues is actually free, easy,-and it’s something you learned how to do in grade school. We’re talking about journaling.
The simple act of describing one’s feelings helps people to clear their minds, makes them less anxious, and makes them happier. So to make 2020 the year you pick up a journal again, here’s what you need to start.
[LEARN MORE: https://www.apa.org/writing ]
Find Your Journaling Routine
When it comes to creating a self-care ritual you’ll actually stick with, establishing a routine is key.
*Have a specific set time of day
*A place where you write
It’s about creating the rituals that work for you-there really is no wrong way to do this. There’s no bad, there’s just do. You have to be your own scientist and try to experiment with what works for you.
Focus on Feelings
When researchers talk about the benefits of writing for stress relief, they’re actually talking about something called “expressive writing,” putting down on paper positive or negative life experiences, rather than creating stories. Expressive writing is aimed at trying to understand and come to terms with difficult events in your life. Creative writing, in my mind, is playing with new ideas. While beginning to write may very well get your creative juices flowing, for maximum health benefits, focus your journal on events in your own life and explore your feelings around those events.
Carve Out 15-20 minutes
Simply write for 15-20 minutes to get a handle on the event, and your reactions to it. If trying to understand the stressful event isn’t helpful, you can work to look for some positive features of the event, or something positive that may come from it – There are lessons in everything we go through in life. I would also recommend using a timer to provide some structure to your free-writing.
Try a Prompt
Some people find it easier to begin writing when they are given a prompt that directs them to a topic, like writing assignments in high school when the teacher asked the class to describe their happiest or saddest childhood memories. I will sometimes use prompts to get my creative juices flowing, you can find plenty of websites dedicated to writing prompts.
Peace Harmony & Happy Journaling!
Here is a 30 Day Organize & Clean Calendar I created, use it to give yourself a timeline in “getting things done!” You can use it as a parenting tool for assigning the kids tasks around the house or when creating a “Honey-Do” list.
If you look at the calendar and say “Is Cheryl kidding? I’m not doing anything on this calendar” Then contact me, let’s chat! (860)firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace Harmony & Welcome To 2020
We have about 13 hours left to 2019 folks! Make It Count . . .
Just enjoy the relaxing music while you’re working, maybe you’re finishing up some lingering projects, getting the home or yourself ready to celebrate tonight.
With everything going on in the world TODAY and throughout the year, take today to relax – reflect – redefine what’s most important to you at this time in your life.
Make 2020 count for you and all your dreams and passions, if I can help in any way – please reach out to me.
Peace Harmony & Happy New Year!
This is Christmas for you. It does not happen only once a year, but it is a reminder that beyond all of your personal needs and immediate difficulties, you have a greater quest. And as in the life of Jesus, you must come to find this. You must feel it and allow it to emerge. You must recognize that alone you cannot fulfill it because it is not for you alone.
You will wander in the desert, you will experience the temptations of the world, and you will feel the conflict between this greater emerging part of yourself and your personal wishes, preferences, and fears. For, like Jesus, you must allow this greater power and greater purpose to outshine your life, to surround your life and to reorganize and redirect your life. This is Christmas.