As we approach the New Year 2021, I wish you health, happiness and peace.
The third Thursday of December, December 17, 2020, is designated as re-gift day. I annually post about it although it is not so much talked about these days.
Yet regifting is the perfect opportunity to reduce clutter by passing on to others new and unused items you purchased or were received as gifts that no longer serve a purpose. These items can be used in regular gifting or as a white elephant gift. Passing on items that will be appreciated by others can assist with moving items our of your space because the move has purpose…to bring joy (and with a white elephant gift laughter).
Do not forget to follow the rules when regifting. Will you do it this year?
Do you keep knocking on the same door, but it does not open? Do you keep attempting the same goals? Do you keep trying to fix the same relationship? Do you continually attempt to get that promotion? And nothing.
“Maybe it’s not your door.” My search did not reveal an author for this quote. But even so it a tiny but mighty.
How many times do we get stuck, knocking on the same door repeatedly? We hope that the door will swing open somehow if we just work hard enough at it. And once it does open everything with miraculously change for you.
If you keep beating on the door, you just wear yourself out and get nowhere. If you cannot find the key, you create anxiety trying to find the correct one. Maybe it might be time to realize that door was meant to stay closed.
It you find yourself stuck in front of that same door constantly, try finding a new door that is truly meant for you to go through.
You deserve more. Find a new door that help you get unstuck and that opens to the possibilities that were meant for you, your life.
While the Lenten season has passed, I would like to propose the concept of decluttering one item everyday for 40 days as a process for decluttering.
If you are still struggling to get started or were able to get rid of the trash and recyclables yet still can’t make decisions about the remaining stuff, this concept may work for you.
What if you committed to purge one item each day for the next 40 days or even the next 30 days? What impact would that make in your life? Your home? Your office?
By making this commitment it set up to make a choice each day…one step each day to getting rid of clutter and potentially more.
My experience from my 40- or 30-day challenges to myself, is that I ended up letting go of more than 30 or 40 items. Most times it is multiple items a day or even bags (small and large depending on the area).
So, are you ready to commit to a 40-day purge?