All You Need to Know About Organizing in 15 Words
Are you “saving” things that you love? I had a beautiful, expensive bar of soap that I kept saving and kept saving, and for what? A soap special occasion? Does that even exist? Into the shower it went, and it literally brings a smile to my face to use it each morning. What could possibly be more special than the present and how we live our lives day to day? Use the things that you love and make every day a special occasion. I’m lookin’ at you, fancy plates and expensive perfume!
Are you using things you don’t love, like scissors that barely cut, uncomfortable shoes, or pens you don’t like? Seriously? You don’t have time for that nonsense. Toss, upgrade, reimagine, and repurpose until you love the things you’re using every day. I don’t have the words for how happy these Kuhn Rikon polka dotted knives make me, after putting up with crappy knives for years.
If you take this advice to heart and focus on only keeping and using things you love, then decluttering becomes that much easier and daily tasks become so much more enjoyable. So pull that designer handbag out of the dust cloth that keeps you from seeing it, and take it for a whirl.