a Space-Make a Space
Urge to Purge
Spring must be in full force because over the last few weeks
several people have told me how happy they are to finally be sorting
through “stuff” and clearing up areas of their offices
and homes. I’ve been on the same kick also. If you have
the urge to purge, act while the inspiration strikes.
Clear a Space-Make a Space
Getting rid of the old means you are readying yourself for something
new. Clearing a space of something that depletes
you is making a space for something that enlivens you.
Keeping this in mind elevates an otherwise mundane chore
to something more important and more gratifying.
When you clear a space, you are saying:
I no longer need to cling.
I trust that I have the resources to obtain what I need when I
I choose focus over distraction.
I create my environment with care.
Ideas for Clearing a Space
- Go for what bugs you the most. Start with
an area that you encounter every day and that irritates you,
such as the kitchen drawer that gets stuck, the towering stack
of paper that infringes on your desk, or the pile you trip over
on your way from the garage to the door.
- Go random. Make it a habit to throw out
5 things when you pass by a certain area. Organizational experts
agree this random approach to uncluttering can work wonders.
- Go for 30-60-90. For larger projects, work
on the area in 30, 60, or 90-minute intervals. If you really
want to amaze yourself and have a laugh at the same time, see
how much you can throw out in 30, 60, or 90 seconds. My sister,
Lori, was able to delete or file 283 emails (a huge clutter
magnet for many people) within 10 minutes while I timed her
on the phone.
can you clear out in two weeks?
I’ll be back to you two weeks from today with more on this
subject. What space would you like to clear between now and then?
Use the three techniques above to see how much you can sort out,
throw out, and organize in just two weeks. Until next time, enjoy
Here's to you,
For more on today’s topic, see also: Prune
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