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ROUNDING UP THE USUAL SUSPECTS: TIME FOR TAKE OUT TEN!

By April 8, 2016 6 Comments

I don’t always schedule a dedicated spring cleaning, but I do take advantage of the change of seasons to go through my closets and pantry looking for “the usual suspects.” You know what I am talking about—the same things that we tend to accumulate over and over again. It seems that they multiply overnight! The guilty suspects are things like:

T-SHIRTS

JEANS

TOPS

SLEEP SHIRTS

EXERCISE PANTS

SWEATERS

SCARVES

COATS

SHOES

SOCKS

PURSES

CDs

DVDs

GAMES

BOOKS

TOYS

STUFFED ANIMALS

DISHES

COFFEE MUGS

PICTURE FRAMES

HOLIDAY DECORATIONS

TRAVEL SOUVENIRS

BASKETS

 

What exactly did I find this week that I no longer needed?

2 SKIRTS

2 TOPS

3 T-SHIRTS

1 JACKET

1 SWEATER

2 SCARVES

3 CDs

2 CASSETTE AUDIO BOOKS

4 BOTTLES OF PERFUME

3 FLASHLIGHTS

 

Individually, it might not seem like much. But when you consistently and diligently look every week for extra things in your home that you no longer need, you will be pleasantly surprised with the extra space you discover. That is why every now and then I like to schedule “Time to Take Out Ten.” It is just enough to make a difference, but not so much that it is overwhelming.

 

I like to ask myself these simple questions:

  1. Is this item beautiful?
  2. Does this item make me smile?
  3. When will I use this item again?
  4. Who needs this item more than I do?

 

That last question always helps me make a final decision. So many items have already served their purpose in my life. And now it is OK to let them bless someone else’s life!

 

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Give it a try today! Round up the usual suspects and give them the boot! Then reward yourself with a drink…of your favorite tea or coffee. Here’s looking at you, kid!

 

I would enjoy knowing what you kicked out of your house.
Please comment below!

Contact Olive at 937-216-2952 for a complimentary 30 minute consultation if you want to get rid of more than ten items!!

Olive Wagar

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