I looked at the declutter calendar. “Declutter under the bathroom sink.” I remember when those words would have inspired terror.

But, this time I opened up the cabinet to find a wrapper to get thrown out and a jar of texturizing cream which was too thick for my fine hair. That was it. 2 minutes and done.

And it can be that way for you as well. Every time you declutter, it gets easier. Every time you say no, it gets easier.

I saw a quote the other day, something like, “If you don’t want to feel like you are always starting over, don’t quit.”

Even if it’s only 5 minutes, keep going. It will get easier.

 

(Make it even easier with a motivational group.)

 

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6 comments

  • Lisa Krushinski

    I just stumbled onto your site today and am already so encouraged. Thank you for being there! Keep up the good work! Looking forward to more decluttering mentally and physically and feeling better about myself.

  • Ruthie

    You are sooo right. I don’t get everything done every day, but with your suggestions, most everything gets done and it overall in MUCH better shape.

    And I just read something on Internal Changes that I printed the sentence or two for further “Pondering” as I call it. The sentences about paying off your debt and figuring out your values.

    Do you realize how powerful some of the things you say are? You make Me think about things like no one else can.

    Thanks, I needed that. A LOT.

    Have a great week.

    Ruthie

  • Beth

    So happy I could encourage you Lisa :)

    You just made me smile so big, Ruthie. That’s one of my goals, to have people think and stay conscious as they make choices. You have a great week too!

  • Maggie

    About getting things done. I have read, studied even, many books and articles on decluttering but my daughter made me really perk up the other day when she said, “mom, you already know what to do, you just have to do it”. How true. A domestic goddess, I am not. I’d much rather read, play my DS, or simply work in my sewing room rather than dust and clean. But I have decided to redo my sewing room and in order to do that, I have to CLEAN the room I am moving it to. So, that means that at least 2 rooms will be tidier. I am hoping this is the beginning of a new era for me.
    My project that I am doing instead of watching TV is a quilt top I started for my husband. It is of fruits and veggies (he is a gardener) and it is lovely. I have 1/2 done and 1/2 more to go. Hopefully, I will have the top finished by fathers day and my sister can quilt it for me.
    Thank you Beth for all you wonderful support. I agree with Ruthie. Some of the things you say resonate with me, too, and I take a look at my life in a different way.

  • Raynold

    I have problems with “decluttering” for such a long time. Even if i live in a small apartment, it seems so hard to get rid of all the useless stuff:-)

    Thanks for writing this post!

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