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The Organizette!, Issue #64 -- 8 Advantages to Owning Less
February 05, 2014
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Welcome to February! I’m hoping that everyone has reclaimed their homes from the holiday decorations. Now that ours are gone, we’re back to focusing on the other clutter around the house. I have been feeling that we simply have too much stuff, even though I try to purge things regularly. I know there is more I can let go of. Not to mention the rest of the people in my family. It’s also hard to keep things clean when there is clutter in the way. I decided that we needed to sit down as a family to discuss the situation and what we all can do as part of a team to make the house more tidy and comfortable.
My daughter and her clutter are a big frustration for me. She is a perfect example of how having too much stuff makes it too difficult to manage, let alone have time and space to play with it all. I have worked with her to get it cleaned up a bit, but we still have a lot of work to do. Perhaps I will look at this as a learning experiment instead of as my kid just trying to drive me crazy!
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Did you know…
Continuing to rise, 8.96% of all American households currently rent a self storage unit. And 30% of those people intend to store their belongings for more than two years.
We have used such a facility while selling our last home. However, it doesn’t make sense to store items long term because eventually the rent becomes more than the value of the items stored.
(Resource: http://www.selfstorage.org/ssa/Content/NavigationMenu/AboutSSA/FactSheet/default.htm )
The Monthly Mission – Bedrooms and Closets
This month, let’s focus on taking care of the extra stuff in our bedrooms and closets. Don’t worry if you only have the time and energy to tackle one or the other, that’s OK. Progress, not perfection! To read more about February’s monthly mission, click here.
If you’re tired of paper and post-it notes everywhere and information scattered about, the Easy Organizer will help you get it all organized. Inside the Get Organized Now! Easy Organizer you’ll find forms, checklists, logs and information sheets for anything you can think of, to get it all together. For more information, visit:
Check Out These Pages!
Here are some pertinent pages on the website you may have missed along with any new pages.
8 Advantages of Owning Less Stuff
I have been feeling the urge to own less stuff for a while. But it conflicts with my households joy of getting new things. So I will continue to look at this topic through the first part of the year.
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