Getting rid of the clutter, becoming more organized, and having less stuff is as much about life as it is about our living rooms. Here’s some more wisdom from the ages from a variety of people, some famous, some not.
Having less stuff helps … with everything.
“Decluttering goes beyond possessions—you make peace with your past, take control of your present, set course for your future.” – Francine Jay
Getting organized is contagious.
Julie Morgenstern tweeted: “The act of creating space in any one area fuels your ability to clear out space across many realms.”
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
There is no “right” moment.
“A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.” – John Henry Newman
No need for panic. You can always make a different decision.
“It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.” – Roger Babson
Getting rid of the clutter is an ongoing process.
“One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.” – Marie Curie
Of course, there’s our mantra: Keep the memories, toss the object.
“Here’s what it comes down to, really: There is now so much stuff in my head. Memories and lessons learned have taken the place of possessions.” – Anna Quindlen
And one last bit of insight.
“Whatever advice you give, be brief.” – Horace
Wishing you a less cluttered and more organized year ahead.
≈Linda Hetzer is an editor and author of books on home design, crafts, and food, and coauthor of Moving On: A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home.
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