Organizing has many benefits. Along with the inner peace that comes from working and living in a calm space, organized living means less time looking for lost items and a visually pleasing, harmonious environment.
Clearing space is a gift we give ourselves.
Homework assignment #30: Today’s challenge is to spend at least 15 minutes decluttering one area. It can be a small or big project, depending on how much time you want to devote to it. You could simply straighten up your desk, get rid of unnecessary papers and clean your computer monitor until it sparkles. Or spend thirty minutes organizing the medicine cabinet. You could clean out your refrigerator and wipe down the shelves. Unclutter the coat closet. Tackle one wall of the garage. Spend the afternoon straightening up the basement. It’s up to you. Just organize a space, and bask in the rewards.
For inspiration, you might enjoy these websites — with tons of tips and information:
If you clear a space and like the result, be sure to let us know about it!
P.S. In case you’ve just joined us, the January Money Diet is a challenge to take a 31-day break from nonessential spending. Even though January is winding down, you can learn more about the money diet here — and jump right in!
Win a Deluxe Happy Simple Living Gift Basket
In honor of the January Money Diet, I’ll be giving away a gift basket chock-full of home and garden goodies and a copy of my cookbook, 101 Things To Do With Bacon. This Friday morning, February 1, I’ll draw one random name from everyone who commented during the month (the cut-off is midnight MST tomorrow, Jan. 31) and that lucky person will win the gift basket. Thanks to everyone who has stopped by this month to share your ideas, thoughts and experiences about taking a 31-day break from nonessential spending.