We hear it everywhere this time of year. How to declutter in 30 days. Declutter in 5 easy steps. The best system to declutter your life.

And you can buy ALL kinds of containers to do it too!


Maybe a pause for reflection is in order here. Maybe we should question WHY do we have so much stuff that we need to organize it repeatedly. Why do we continue to (to paraphrase a more famous person than I) buy things we don’t need, with money we don’t have, to impress people we don’t like? And then have to work extra hours to pay for it?


When we think about a purchase for our home, we always ask, “How many hours do I have to work to pay for this? And is it worth that amount of my time?”

Funny when you take dollars and think of them in terms of hours of work, how your perspective changes!

I personally do not want to have to work more hours to pay for stuff I don’t need!

Maybe it is our thinking that is cluttered. Clearing your mind and heart first means that the things in your home and your life are contributing to your life not requiring you to care for them.

By all means, let’s clear out the things that do not help and inspire us.

But let’s also make sure we don’t replace them with more useless possessions.


As someone wise once said,”Organized clutter is still clutter!”


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