Statistically, most people do not have a Will and important documents are either non-existent, dated or in chaos. This week’s task of getting one’s affairs in order isn’t easy and may take time. I wrote a blog for HomeWatch Caregivers in 2019 that I want to suggest you read at the starting point. I am not suggesting to stop doing something that brings you immense pleasure. If however, the collection has lost its favor with you, it may be time to find a new home for it.
Collections can be fabulously fun but also potentially a burden to those we leave behind. This week I will talk about collections. Collections can be meaningful for the collector. It can be fun to search for new additions. It may be a source of pride to show others your collections.
Tax receipts and old returns can become clutter. This week we tackle tax prep and old tax returns.
The younger generations may soon forget about or throw out precious family memorabilia if they don’t know the story behind the object. This week, find a family treasure and make sure the story is recorded about its significance. Record in writing and tell a family member as much as you know about it.
Closets are often filled with clutter. Perhaps they are stuffed to the brim of things we no longer use but have not taken the time to sort. This week, pick a closet, any closet. Grab some trash bags or empty boxes and set some time aside to tackle this project. First, empty it. Take every item out and then clean the closet by vacuuming or dusting.
Let’s consider food storage and food waste as we declutter our homes. This week we are in the kitchen and in particular, the refrigerator.
If you have decided to downsize or declutter your home, you may feel overwhelmed. Clearing clutter is best done in smaller steps on a regular basis.