While standing at your front door looking into your home, go to the back left corner of your home and you have arrived at your Prosperity section of your home. Take a look around, what does that area say about your money?
Are you honoring Your Prosperity or is it a cluttered mess?
If you have any broken items in this area, get them out because broken items equal to you being broke! Either toss them or fix the broken items. Also, clean your Prosperity section because dust and dirt are also hazardous to your money. To enhance your Prosperity:
We've all received them, you know what I'm talking about, those gifts that your Aunt gave you that you know if you don't have on display when she visits that she will make a comment about it. I get it, it was thoughtful of her and you want to make her happy by displaying it but do you love it? And as the years go by, how many more guilt gifts do you have filling up your home?
Guilt gifts can come in all forms from decor items, to artwork, to clothing, to furniture. If you don't love it, it shouldn't be in your home because it holds negative feelings. Negative feelings from each guilt gift can make your home a sad home. Release those negative feelings by making your home a guilt-free zone and only have items you love. If your Aunt asks where her guilt gift is then just explain that it just didn't go with your decor and leave it that and she'll stop giving your guilt gifts.
On the top of the list of to-do's for the upcoming Year of the Dog is to declutter.
While decluttering should be an ongoing process all year, it is especially important to do at the beginning of this year in order to open up your space for all those great opportunities waiting to find you.
Create space in all areas, even drawers so get started with 2 boxes and a trash can. Use one of the boxes for donations and one box for items to sell.
To minimize the daunting task of actually going through your clutter and making decisions on them, set a timer for only 15 minutes and stop once the timer goes off. Come back to it another day and start the timer again.
Who knows, when you are done you may even have a nice pile of stuff to sell and get some extra cash!
I devoted an entire chapter in my eBook just on decluttering, that's how important it is. Purchase your copy here.
I had to borrow Christopher the Writer's quote above (thanks Chris!) as it represents so many homes and their attics, garages and even those rooms that the door is never opened. You know...all that "stuff" you don't want to deal with but is serving no purpose other than aggravation. As the "stuff" builds so does your aggravation leading to many health issues. Take a good hard look at the "stuff" clogging up your space and if it is not something you will use in a year toss, donate or sell it. Start small and work your way through. The reward at the end will be beyond your dreams!