Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Simplify Your Life

Just a few random things to make your days easier and your soul happier...

The rules of "storing things" should be as follows.

Clothes, if you haven't worn it in over a year or it doesn't fit, donate it. (Exceptions: if you were pregnant in the last year you can keep it 2 years, specialty clothes such as a suit or simple black dress that fits or sentimental pieces like your wedding dress)

If it's hobby related, are you still interested in that hobby? If you are not longing to do it, get rid of the supplies.

The Junk Drawer: Organize it with store-bought compartments or an old silverware tray and always put things back in their slot. Once per year, ditch stuff. Super Glue doesn't last forever folks.

Prepare for the next day the night before no matter how tired you are in the evening.

Every time you reach for your wallet to make a purchase, ask yourself:

Why am I buying this?

How often will I use this?

If I don't have this what will happen? (Can I live without this?)

Is this replacing something I already own? Will spending this money cause guilt or turmoil I could avoid?

Too much stuff doesn't make you happier! Be grateful for what you have and find ways to be happy living with what you have. It's much easier said than done.

For some people letting go of things that relate to memories is nearly impossible.

Its emotional and just the thought of letting go causes aching in their heart. I can't give any professional advice but I can remind you that you can't let things control your memories. Live your life and keep making new memories!