wear it out,
make it do,
or do without" Boyd K. Packer
It's like a resolution, however those are rarely kept. It's more like a determined effort to really, really get down to business and clean, purge, and organize to make my home and my mind feel less cluttered and at ease. I once read that if you clean your desk before you leave work, the next day you will be more productive to start with a clean desk. I believe this is true. I want to apply this same philosophy at home. I am a clutter bug, I admit it. I want to stop being that person. Like I said, this will be a determined effort.
Here is my new mantra... "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without". This will help me in my effort to keep "things" at a minimum. Things, you know...the stuff that gets stuffed into spaces. Things that you forgot you had because they are stuffed into those spaces that rarely, if ever, get looked at again. Yesterday, I organized, purged and cleaned my coat rack cubby. I feel good with that start. I won't attempt to do the whole house in a day or a weekend. I will tackle one chunk of space at a time, and feel great accomplishment in that one chunk. One chunk at a time...will eventually become the entire space. Just one chunk at a time. I'll be happy with that.