Archive for July 2017

Tuesday Tidbit – Surprising Myths About Clutter (Part 2)

Surprising Myths About Clutter (Part 2) outtaspaceorganizing.comLast week we looked at myths one and two that keep you stuck with too much stuff.  This week, we finish up with myths three, four and five.

Myth #3 – Giving to a Specific Person is the Best Way to Let Go

I agree in principle. However, having a pile/bag for Aunt Carol, one for your former neighbor who moved across town, one for the doctor’s office (think magazines), one for your sister, and one for a local charity can sabotage your intentions.

If you are not committed to a specific timeline (and make it short) to actually pass these items on, all you’ve done is create more piles in your home. Move them along; two weeks should be enough time. If they are still there after two weeks, take them all to your local charity and assume someone will be looking for these exact items and will be thrilled with your generosity.

See? You did share it with the right person!

Myth #4 – Keep Your Skinny Clothes for When You Slim Down

Let’s face it, when you lose a bunch of weight you’re going to want new clothes, not the ones from years ago. Let them go now to someone who can use them and look forward to replacing them when the time comes.

Myth #5 – Hold On to that Thing-a-Ma-Jig; You Just Need to Fix It

With the best of intentions we aimlessly store items that are not working to fix… someday. We’ll get it done when we remember to buy/order a part (um…first you need to find the manual) or decide who can fix it. If it’s been hanging around for six months, let it go.

Summer is an ideal time to learn more and seek out additional support. Simply set up a complimentary Cut Out Clutter strategy call with me here and we’ll chat about what is on your mind.

Tuesday Tidbit – Surprising Myths About Clutter (Part 1)

Surprising Myths About Clutter (Part 1) outtaspaceorganizing.comThis week and next week we’ll be looking at my top five surprising myths about clutter. These myths keep you stuck with too much stuff. Read on for the first two.

Myth # 1 – You FIRST Need to Be Organized

Nope! First you need to let go of stuff that you no longer love, need or use. If you don’t keep it, you don’t need to organize it. It IS that easy.

Myth # 2 – Cute Containers Are the Answer

Nope again! There are a few stores that I just LOVE to browse in and it’s the containers, bins and baskets with their storage possibilities that are so much fun. But even I don’t randomly buy them.

First you need to know what you need. If you buy for what you have right now before you practice the advice in Myth #1, you may end up with more or less than you need, which is just plain frustrating.

And let’s face it, a bin or box can be a crutch to keep items instead of letting them go. How much unknown stuff is already packed away in boxes that will never see the light of day? Enough said.

Summer is an ideal time to learn more and seek out additional support. Simply set up a complimentary Cut Out Clutter strategy call with me here and we’ll chat about what is on your mind.

Tuesday Tidbit – How to Make a Difference

How to Make a Difference  outtaspaceorganizing.comThis summer is a great time to thin out the clothes in your closet and help another woman gain the confidence to return to or enter the workforce. We all know that first impressions matter and having appropriate interview or work clothing is essential.

Dress For Success has locations around the world to help you help others. This organization “empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.”

Be sure to use .org and check out their website at www.dressforsuccess.org.

Summer is an ideal time to make a difference in your OWN life by starting and finishing the projects weighing you down. To learn more, simply set up a complimentary Cut Out Clutter strategy call with me here and we’ll chat about what is on your mind.

Tuesday Tidbit – Less Clutter, Less Stress!

Declare your independence from clutter! Your stress level will decrease dramatically. When you can find what you need, are on top of your to-dos, and arrive on time, you’ll feel calmer and have more peace of mind. No more feeling overwhelmed by life — you’ll be the one in control.
       
Summer is an ideal time to learn more and seek out additional support. Simply set up a complimentary Cut Out Clutter strategy call with me here and we’ll chat about what is on your mind.