Monday, September 18, 2017

Make it Happen Monday! Get Rid of the Clutter

My husband is home on vacation this week, so we are cleaning the house and getting rid of the clutter. I'm actually excited for this stay-cation. I have things that I have been holding on to for far too long. Since I have changed my diet, exercise, career and now it is time to dump the junk! I'm planning on a yard sale, too!

I like going to yard sales, but I do not like having them. I am looking forward to getting a little pocket change for the things I am going to sell.

I found this pricing guide from Pinterest and myfrugalhome.com has a wonderful blog post on organizing a yard sale. I'm going to be using this information.

This de-cluttering is going to make my life less stressful. I hate looking in a room or a closet and seeing it a mess. I'm one of those that will close the door until I'm in the mood. This time of year has put me in the mood!

Here is another checklist I found! This is from nogettingoffthistrain.com. 5 Health Benefits of Getting Rid of the Clutter - brendamueller.com - autoimmune disorders/diseases

Here are 5 healthy benefits of being organized and getting rid of clutter.

Reduce Stress. Stress is a major health factor when we are living with autoimmune disorders. When we eliminate the clutter, we feel more in control and better able to handle the challenges that our body gives us.

Increase Energy. When your environment is organized and free from clutter, you physically feel lighter and you are more able to focus on other meaningful areas of your life.

Lose Weight. Who would have thought having clutter would cause you to gain weight? Having a cluttered unorganized kitchen and pantry, will cause you to want to eat out. Who wants to deal with trying to put together a meal in the middle of a mess, right? Eating out will be so much easier, faster and you can throw everything away or if you are at a restaurant, someone else will clean up. We all know that eating out is usually unhealthy. The portions are too large and everything is cooked in oil and has a lot of salt.
"Changing your physical environment goes a long way toward changing your state of mind in a positive way."  - Monica Ricci - Catalyst Organizing Solutions
Save money. If there is a place for everything and everything has a place then you know how many things you have in your inventory. You will save money because you will not be buying duplicates of things you already have. Money problems are a huge stressor, so if being organized will save money and relieve stress, I'm in!

Visitors are welcome. If you are organized and your home is clutter free, then you won't mind someone dropping in to visit unannounced. Your home will be inviting and clean. You will not have an ounce of stress because of how your home looks. That will make the visit much more enjoyable.
 



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A kit like this will make preparing for a garage sale so much easier!

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