June 8, 2007

Three Questions for any Item

There are three questions to ask yourself when you are not sure whether or not to throw out or give away an item:

1. Have I used this item recently? (last 3 to 6 months).

2. Does this item serve a purpose in my life?

3. Will my life suffer if this item is gone?

If you answer to to ANY of these questions, the item should go.

June 2, 2007

Travel to Declutter

Traveling is a great way to find out how much you really need. I usually travel with just a carry-on and a small messenger bag. This is for several weeks in any country! I realize exactly what I need to be comfortable, healthy and prepared for anything. It also keeps me from purchasing too much stuff that may catch my eye. Once you realize that you can live very well out of a small bag, you will need less at home.