Sunday, November 1, 2015

Day 2208 - The Clean Up

When I get overwhelmed I clean.

Well "clean" might be an over-statement.  I'm not much of a cleaner. But I do tend to de-clutter and shed a few layers to allow more space into my physical life which has the flow on effect of giving me more space in the mind.

Today's clean up has included cleaning out the closet, getting my filing sorted, cleaning out my desk drawers and generally reducing the size of my piles.  (Keep your mind out of the toilet please.)

Vinnies is doing quite well out of today's cleaning fest, as is my recycle bin.  It's shameful how much paper we accumulate in life.  It's also quite shameful how many shoes and handbags a person can own.

So anyway, I'm getting rid of some stuff and as a result I'm feeling less stuffed.

Perfect really.

Do you need to de-clutter?

While de-cluttering helps me feel less overwhelmed, the mere thought of it can turn other people into a shivering gasping mess.

That's OK. There are bunch of de-clutter experts around who can help you get started.

Check out this post by Joshua Becker for "Becoming Minimalist" on 10 Creative Ways to Declutter.

Click on the picture to take you to the Becoming Minimalist website

I really like this list by Body and Soul which includes the whole "cleaning out your wallet" and "cleaning out your cosmetics" angle.  I actually did my wallet the other day! Haven't looked through my make-up in a while. That will be next on my list.

Click on the pic to take you to the Body and Soul website

And finally, check out this article found at Kidspot by household expert, Barbara Toner.

I can't sit around chatting about de-cluttering. I'm still in the midst of it! 

I hope you're having a clutter free day.

Happy Sunday! 


  1. I hate clutter so try to minimise it all of the time though I have certain places (on my spare bed, inside my walk-in wardrobe) that I manage to ignore.... but my living spaces need to be clutter free. I get angsty when my desk clutters up as well.

    1. My desk is so lovely right now! I wonder how long it will last ...


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