Letting Go of “Just in Case” Items
My clients say the most powerful quote I’ve shared is from theminimalists.com:
“Any ‘just-in-case’ item we get rid of which we truly need, we can replace for less than $20 in less than 20 minutes.”
This doesn’t refer to items you’ve identified as worthy of keeping. It refers to items you keep “just in case they may be useful someday,” even though they haven’t been useful to you yet.
This is about letting go of the fear that keeps us holding onto things that don’t serve us in our lives today.
I read each and every reply you send me.
Would you like to do a 1-week experiment with me?
What would your outcome be if you did this for seven days?
- Put items away where they belong
- If items have no home, create a home
Would you have clear, calm space?
Would you relax in your surroundings?
My clients worry they need to choose the “best” home; since that can be difficult, they postpone. I encourage them to choose “a” home; simply make a decision.
Your power is in your focus. CHANGE requires us to pay attention to an idea.
Reply to let me know how your experiment goes; I read each and every email.
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Simplify Your Clothing Closet
How would it be to look at your closet and feel pleased?
- Take everything out of your closet
- Sort into categories
- Only keep items that support you in your life today
TIP: Your gut will tell you if items reflect your current life, not who you used to be or who you want to be
- Relocate off-season clothes to storage
- Put categories away in accessible homes
- MAINTENANCE: Place a donation bin in your closet so clothes can be removed the moment they are a “no”.
For in-depth steps, click here for a PDF
Keeping the Memories; not the Items
A majority of my clients express angst over having an excessive amount of tangible memorabilia (from their childhood or of their late parents). My clients don’t know what to do – they don’t want to throw the items away, yet they don’t want the items cluttering up their home or living inside boxes in which they never look.
TIP: Have you considered taking photos of memorabilia?
Imagine the freedom of letting go of the items and yet still having the cherished memories as you sit down and look through the pages of your album…
Are you drowning in a sea of paper? Would you like an iR.A.F.T. ©?
Place EVERY paper that enters your home in an “inbox”.
- No other papers go in there (only new incoming papers).
- Once a week, sort papers into 4 piles by asking:
- “What do I need to do with this paper?
- R- Read it?
- A- Act on it?
- F- File it?
- T- Toss it?”
- DON’T get sidetracked into “doing” action items.
- Take “Read” to the location where you actually read.
- Put each “Action” in its own clear file. Create an appointment to complete Action.
- File & toss.
- Typically, this takes 10 minutes.
- Do this for 1 month & experience how easy it is to keep track of papers!
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