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Live like you're moving! [challenge]

January 08, 2018

Once the Christmas decorations are put away, does your home feel bare?  Do you feel sad or invigorated?  For some people this time of the year is depressing.  Exhale and say, "January is a great time to get moving!"  A great time for cleaning!

Two years ago I decided to adopt the mindset of "live like you're moving".  Mr B and I have lived in this same home for almost 30 years, so we have accumulated a few things along the way.  There's no intention of moving anytime soon, but I thought to myself, "Self, what if we had to sell our home quickly?".  I know people who have.  Maybe you're one of them.

When the FOR SALE sign goes up, then is not the time for dejunking.  Have you been caught packing "stuff" or boxes with unknown contents that haven't seen the light of day for decades?  You say, "I'll go through them and get organized when I unpack at the new house."  How's it going?   

I systematically went through my whole house, plus garage, and made some decisions.  During the holidays, I eliminated decorations I hadn't used lately and no one in the family seemed to want.  They have their own stuff!

If I was moving, I would think . . .
  • do I still need this?
  • will I have room for it?
  • when was the last time I used it?
  • why do I still have this?
  • do my kids want it?
Moving is expensive and physically draining.  Clearing the clutter will make the process much easier and daily living less stressful.  I love simple.  It's a beautiful feeling.



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