Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Taking Baby Steps

The closet has been on my mind a lot. This morning I woke up and decided to do something more than just think about it. Today was "action" day. I grabbed a tall kitchen garbage bag and filled it to the brim with miscellaneous trash items.

That was pretty easy!!

Now the ball was rolling!

Next, I decided to put together a bag of "unnecessary" items for donation. Today's items were mostly handbags and some clothes I wasn't wearing.

Yes, it was just two bags today. But that's two bags more than yesterday! Small steps... baby steps, but I'm doing it! Little by little the change is happening and it feels GOOD!

Tomorrow, I'm grabbing some large boxes and labeling them with KEEP, DONATE / GARAGE SALE, and TRASH. I'll sort and put into the boxes. When they are full, I'll do the labeled action.

Today I was in a World Marketplace store and found myself looking at all the organizing baskets. At this point, I don't know if I really want to buy more to fill the space I'm emptying. It seems rather counterproductive. Only time will tell.

Confession...

Have you watched Hoarders on TV? Well, my house is NOT that bad but when I watch it, I have an overwhelming urge to purge and clean! Last thing I did last night was watch a recorded episode of Hoarders and it made me take action today. I record the show so I can put it on at any time. It WORKS!

Found this article today about using Feng Shui in the closet. I REALLY like the principles.


  • Warm colored lighting
  • Refreshing paint
  • Clearing the clutter
  • Organizing (This was my favorite, a trip to Ikea was suggested!)
  • Beautify... yes, BEAUTIFY

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