I saw an interesting movie last night called The Joneses. It's about a marketing company "planting" a well-to-do family in a neighborhood to impress others with their toys and influence sales. It's fiction. Or is it? It better be.
He who dies with the most toys does not win.
He who lives life to the fullest with time to do things he wants to do wins.
It comes down to clutter.
Clutter chokes out your space and uses up your time. It controls you.
It should be the other way around. You need to control your clutter.
Notice I didn't say the clutter. I said your clutter. It didn't just grow there.
Try one of these easy steps today to take control over your clutter.
- clean off one of your kitchen counters.
- empty off your mantle completely. Live with the space for a few days, then put back one or two items.
- clean out your medicine cabinet.
- clean out your junk drawer.
- clean out your car.
- clean out a bookcase.
None of these need to be time consuming or confusing. Just toss out the junk and put away the misplaced items.
How do you feel? If decluttering one space made you feel better, move on to a second. Don't worry about organizing the space right now, just get rid of the junk.
Go do it right now, don't put it off, go win at life.