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One of My Resolutions for 2012

Reblogger Mary Macy
Real Estate Agent with Top Agents Atlanta Metro

DeCluttering is something that needs to be ongoing so that new can come into your space continually.  Remember Nature hates a void and you can create new things by simply getting a void by eliminating the old things and putting them to good use.  Good post by Suzanne below

Original content by Suzanne McLaughlin

Have you ever taken an inventory of your home for insurance purposes?   

If you have, you know what it takes.....days and days and days.  

After Christmas, I always have the urge to purge.  

So, as I did two years ago, this year will be another year of getting rid of one thing a day.

I can't stand clutter, and living with someone who collects...and collects for me...is nearly intolerable for my psyche.

So, every so often I purge.  And, I try to keep meaningful things.  But, I learned an invaluable lesson some years ago.  And, that is sometimes you need to "pass things along".  And, a great way to do that is by taking a photo of the item, and keeping that instead of the item itself  

Photos take up very little space, especially digital ones that you can keep on a stick....or on the web.  

So, if you are feeling a bit overwhelmed as I am.  I suggest that for every item you bring into your home this year (except food, etc.), you let something go to a charity or recycle it .  

Remember, reuse, recycle and repurpose.  I guarantee that your life will be much improved as mine as this past year.  Less to clean and care for gives you more time for fun AND work.  

Try it for a month....let me know how it goes.  

Suzanne McLaughlin

Sabinske & Associates, Inc.   612-202-0215    mclaughlinhomes@gmail.com

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Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

Decluttering was not really in my list of proclamations for 2012, but it should be. I'm going to add it! Thanks, Mary, for the reminder. 

Jan 01, 2012 03:58 PM
Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert

I can stand clutter either.  We (the kids) got some much for Christmas I dont know where to begin.

Jan 01, 2012 04:13 PM
Mary Macy
Top Agents Atlanta Metro - Roswell, GA
Top Agents Atlanta Metro

Lynda, it really frees up your energy and creates other things in your life

Chuck, finding a starting place is sometimes the biggest challenge, just doing a little at a time helps

Jan 01, 2012 04:18 PM
Suzanne McLaughlin

Mary, something weird is going on....I can't comment on people who reblog my posts.  It probably has something to do with the beta mode.....but, I did want to thank you for the reblog.  And, I wish you all the best in 2012!

Jan 03, 2012 06:54 AM