Friday, April 23, 2010

Getting Rid of Clutter

Next I want to cleanse my physical space.

Years ago I had this book (I got rid of it when I did some de-junking) and it was inspiring and funny. It was helpful for me because I was raised by someone who suffered through the depression and hasn't wanted to part with stuff, and thus I picked up a lot of bad habits.

At the time of first reading that book, I frequently taught organization seminars and the first thing I would teach is that the less you accumulate, the less you have to organize, so the first step is to de-junk. I need to teach more organizations classes now because I have slipped into genetic patterns (I am saving potato peels in case of a famine).

It seems like my life has turned into a weird pattern. I shop and accumulate, then I organize, store and dust it, then I give it to the D.I. when I finally come to my senses. I should just go shopping and drop it off at the D.I. and save a couple of steps. (Stop shopping? Come on, don't even consider it!)

As Karen Kingston said, "Clutter is stuck energy that has far-reaching effects physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The simple act of clearing clutter can transform your life by releasing negative emotions, generating energy, and allowing you to create space in you life for the things you want to achieve."

In the next little while I am getting really brave and getting rid of stuff that I don't need. Karen also said, "A major clear-out is absolutely essential if you truly want to have passion, joy, and happiness in your life." Out with the junk; in with the joy!!!

1 comment:

Sawyer Garn said...

I am starting to truly believe this! I am slowly throwing stuff out. The other day I realized that we just have piles of stuff and I just reorganize the piles and never use ANY of it and I'm sick of the piles and I'm sick of moving it back and forth back and forth! Here's to de-junking!!!