Declutter your life!

If you’re like most people, you probably put off organizing your home — your closets, your drawers, your garage, etc.  I’d like to encourage you to start this weekend.  It may be overwhelming and you don’t know where to begin.  I say, start with one closet, or one drawer.  When you organize your home, your mind becomes uncluttered and you make room for new and exciting opportunities to come in!  I usually need to tackle my clothing closet at least twice a year and in the last week, I’ve gone through my junk drawer and my office closet.

These photos aren’t related to the post…but I wanted to share them with you.  They’re somewhat abstract…

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Cleaning up your online existence is even more therapeutic!  If you’re like me, your e-mails start to build up.  You’ll keep e-mails thinking you’ll read them later, and before you know it, you’ve got 100 of them!  I also keep folders of important e-mails, so that’s another area to keep in line.  Don’t forget about organizing your bookmarks.  If you’re a photographer, your photographs begin to accumulate and you literally will have thousands and thousands.  It took me a couple of days to whittle mine down!

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I was going to delete this photo, but I changed the color, contrast, exposure, and voila…I like it now!

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A friend is going to pay me next week to help her organize.  I’ve helped her a lot through the years at no cost, but it’s time for me to make some $!  Don’t procrastinate any longer…take control of your life!

Shedding Possessions

 

“Asceticism is not that you should not own anything, but that nothing should own you.” –Ali ibn Abi Talib

During the past six weeks, I’ve been on a quest to simplify my life and minimize my possessions.  I would prefer to collect experiences, not things!  Having gone through every room, closet and drawer, I’ve managed to eliminate things I seldom/never use, and have donated, sold, given away to friends or trashed these possessions.  This includes paperwork, files, e-mails, online documents, etc.  After sorting through three large bins of photo albums, I was able to condense them into one.  Cloud storage is a new concept for me and sites like Dropbox, have enabled me to store important documents, such as tax returns, college transcripts, etc.

Another cool website I’m using is LastPass.  The challenge of managing 50 + passwords/usernames is solved with one password.  It feels great to be organized!

 

As the layers are shed, what is important to me remains!