What do you want to see when you first walk into your home? Everything straight and in it’s place, or junked up and in the way?
If you choose the second option I have bad news for you: you might be a hoarder! But seriously, I don’t think anyone likes to have their things unorganized. For me, I tend to drop things by the front door when I come in (or am going out) and then leave them there for far too long.
What’s here is a pile of junk mail, regular mail, items headed to the thrift store, shoes, and… well stuff. None of it needs to be there, except maybe the mail. So, I cleared it out!
How do things get so bad? Because I don’t put things where they belong. When you don’t put things where they belong, eventually they pile up and you have to do a lot of cleaning. Who wants that burden all the time?
My goal now is to keep everything straight and neat and not ignore problem areas.
I’m going to be constantly asking myself: “Does this belong here?” Here is the front door area after I put everything away:
I’m starting to feel better about the whole process. I’ve been thinking back about how much has left our house, and it’s really quite a lot of things, large and small.
I just don’t want to get complacent though; there is still a lot to get done.
How about you? Are you ready to part with your stuff?