I know it can be difficult to be objective about stuff, especially after it has been piled all around us for a while. As it piles up around us we become more and more complacent about it, forgetting why we have it and what its use is.
Here are two simple questions to ask about some common household items that may be lurking in the corners of your countertops, closets and drawers.
Will I bring old magazines with me to the doctors or mechanics so I can read mine instead of theirs?
What percentage of the magazines or newspapers that I pay for, do I actually read?
Have I ever browsed through a pile of old newspapers in my free time, looking for old information?
If I really needed to look for information in old newspapers, wouldn't a trip to the Library or a Google search cover my needs?
Do I remember what lock this key is for?
Do I still own or use the lock for which this key belongs?
Will I really forget how to use my toaster?
If I am keeping for warrantee reasons only, has it expired?
When was the last time I needed a whole pile of twist ties at once?
If I already have a collection of twist ties, do I need more, and for what?
Do I have a mountain of pictures of my trip that I can look to reminisce instead?
Will I ever really use that tacky novelty ashtray I bought on my last holiday?
I recognize the fact that in this world we are bombarded with paper, information and stuff and that getting overwhelmed by it is something that can happen to anyone.
Need help with letting go, getting organized and becoming more effective and relaxed? I will be happy to help you simplify your life and your work today.
If you are in the Ottawa and Lanark County area, contact me for a consultation. 613-452-2233