Abandonment Issues

Tired of looking for stamps…Well good, because they’re tired of hiding.


Clutter is just deferred decisions.
You simply cannot get enough of what you don’t really need.
When you depart this life, someone has to deal with your possessions and some of them may be a trifle embarrassing. So why not do everyone a favour and lighten your load today. It doesn’t have to cost you a cent, just a a few armloads of barely loved possessions gathered up to reincarnate in a happier place. Leave this world with tasteful minimalism and enjoy your time here walking around the furniture in contentment.
Who knows, you may actually enjoy depriving yourself. Just not chocolate. A life lived with mostly self-gratification is a life lived without appetite and gratitude.
Time is one of the most valuable commodities we have and if you are one of those people who spend a majority of time looking for things or worse yet, buying it twice, sparing a couple of hours clearing out is the single most important step you can take to improving your life.
If you aren’t sure where the scissors belong, how are you going to put them away?  80% of overcrowding is a result of disorganized space.
Rules to de-clutter by:
Daily pickup
Halfway houses – containers in every room that are cleared every day
One in – one out rule
Good habits – keys hung up, hang coats, place for briefcase
Don’t go overboard on organizing products
Remove the extraneous junk first
Stop buying stuff
Learn what you can live without
You can add storage space in your front hall by using a cabinet with shelves and drawers instead of a foyer table.  Stretch capacity in your coat closet by mounting hooks or narrow wire shelves on the inside of the door for hats, scarves, and gloves.  An outer hallway outfitted with a boot rack, coat tree, storage bench, and stacking cubbies for drip-drying soggy outerwear.  Position hooks and stackable drawers at their level.
In addition each storage spot can be prioritized. For example, the top drawers in a chest are the most convenient to use, while the lower drawers are less convenient. Or, the chest next to your closet door is in a better location for socks than keeping them in the chest next to the bed.
When space is limited, place frequently used items first in the most convenient area. Next, move on to organizing less commonly used items in less convenient areas (upper shelves or the back of a cabinet).
Finally, find a place to put infrequently used items such as Christmas platters or large bowls in the least convenient or even remote locations.