the continual purge.


four easy steps for getting rid of stuff that’s cluttering your home:

1. get a big box or bin or laundry basket and hide it in the garage or a closet.

2. as you go about your day, be mindful of things you don’t need, don’t use, duplicates, things that don’t fit, etc. Take these to the box and toss them in.
Marla Cilley, aka The Fly Lady says, “You can’t organize clutter. You can only get rid of it!”

3. when the box is full, drive it directly to goodwill and give it away. don’t look through it again. don’t let your children see what’s in there. (it will inevitably be something they ‘have been looking for’ and ‘can’t live without’. don’t believe them.)

4. repeat as necessary for a calm, peaceful and decluttered house. okay, that might be pushing it, but at least you’ll have less stuff.


31 Days of Mindful Minimalism: Day 19



2 responses to “the continual purge.

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  2. Thanks for the encouragement! Went to the home of a friend with eight kids and it is so streamlined. They have a beautiful home. She said she gives things away every month to keep it tidy. AND her kids play with many less toys than my three! They play with one another! What a concept. 😉

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