The state of your surroundings is a reflection of your state of mind. A dirty car, bedroom, office reflects a state of disorganization in your mind. A clean and organized daily environment promotes productivity and efficiency.
This week I got rid of 3 trash bags of clothing- at least 200 items some dating back to 2001 or earlier. I took it to Buffalo Exchange who took a whopping 3 items and credited me $20 which I promptly put towards a shiny silver American Apparel track jacket.
Growing up I’ve been somewhat of a pack-rat. Holding on to things for sentimental reasons, and the “What if I need it later” attitude. (Thanks Mom, I learned it from you!) As someone who’s averaged one move per year over the last 12 years, I can tell you lugging around all the extra crap and trying to find places to store it have become a burden.
The high I’ve gotten from getting rid of things and getting organized lately is one of the best feelings I’ve had in a long time. In fact I’m addicted now and looking for more things to get rid of!
A good rule to go by when spring cleaning is if you haven’t worn or used something once or twice in a year, you should get rid of it. My new rule is that you should either absolutely love everything in your closet, or need to wear it for certain occaisions.
I gave my girl Lisa a fashion show and she helped me decide what gear to keep. It was difficult as some stuff still fits and looks good yet was out of style or looked good but not great. My new rule is when in doubt don’t keep it, get rid of it!
As Lisa said, “Make room for new things in your life” getting rid of the old helps you look forward and makes room for new exciting things and opportunities to come into your life.
Here’s a great article I found on Feng Shui: http://progressivelightingblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/ten-ways-to-feng-shui-your-state-of.html
Take this opportunity over the holidays to make room in your life for all the abundant things to come.
Happy Holidays Everyone and Wishing you all the Success, Love, and Happiness you deserve in 2011.