What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

If decluttering and getting organized are top of your list for 2017, consider getting the Send it away Saturday habit. Each Saturday (or whatever day works for you), take a quick look around and see what’s outgrown its welcome.

Clutter is anything you don’t want, love or need that’s somehow still taking up valuable space in your home. It might have been crucial once, now it’s part of the past.

Letting just one thing go each week is manageable. The voice inside our heads that says we’ll become bag ladies if we don’t keep every last thing doesn’t get scared and start shouting. Week after week, you train your brain to calmly assess whether the things in your life are helping you or just getting in the way.

The very first Send it away I blogged about was a pair of cute earmuffs my daughter never wore. Since then I’ve sent away hundreds of things and I’d love to hear what you’re letting go too. Email me at lucy@joyfulsurroundingsllc.com. As always, extra credit for sending photos too.

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