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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Don't Fall Prey to Guilt-Ridden Clutter

Don't Fall Prey to  Guilt-Ridden Clutter @ 1-2-3GetOrganized.com/blogHave you ever given in to the thought, if I buy this, I'll be a better .... ? Even though it doesn't really fit with your reality? If I buy this new set of knives, I'll cook more. If I buy these new gardening tools, I'll work more in my garden. If I buy these new dishes, I'll entertain more.

Tempting, but it usually doesn't work. Before you buy, ask yourself if it's really something you want to do, if it fits with your lifestyle at present.

Are you guilt-tripping yourself with "shoulds?" I should cook more, I should have a lovely garden, I should have more people over. Why torture yourself? Be who you are, enjoy your giftedness, and shine at being yourself! Do those things you were created to do!

Resist assuaging your guilt with new purchases. It will save you money and clutter!! Enjoy looking at them while shopping, but give yourself the freedom to say no!

Maybe you'll never be a great cook, or gardener, or entertainer. That's ok! But maybe you're a great artist, mother, or carpenter. Make room in your home for things that reflect your talents, not your guilt-ridden aspirations.

More on decluttering your life of unnecessary clutter:
Align Your Life with Your Design
Clearing Out Emotional and Physical Clutter
10 Types of Emotional Clutter