Writing your own obituary can actually bring you peace of mind! If you have a draft of important dates and events of your life, it helps those left behind to lessen the work of figuring out significant details that are important to the overview of your life.
I love books and over the years, I have bought many of them. I have also had to develop the habit of thinning them out every year so that they don’t take over my house!
Are your file cabinets stuffed with old, obsolete items? Are your digital files a mess? This week, let’s discuss paper and digital files.
Too many pieces of furniture may clutter a room. This week consider if you need to thin out the number of items you own. But what if you need something new? Consider secondhand furniture!
Pictures are easy to take but if not curated, can be a clutter nightmare. If your photo collection is not in a state of organization that would be considered a gift to your loved ones if you died today, you have work to do!
Fast fashion and too much clothing stuffed in our closets is another form of clutter. This week, let’s talk about clothes. As a starting point, we need to understand Fast Fashion. According to Wikipedia, “Fast fashion is a contemporary term used by fashion retailers for designs that move from catwalk quickly to capture current fashion trends. A second, critical definition adds that fast fashion is not only about quickly moving from runway to store to consumer, but also to the garbage.”
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. First let’s talk about old tax returns.
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.