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“Too Much Stuff” Syndrome or How Decorating and Organizing Can Help Your Sanity by Lisa DeClue
This area of home life is different from others in that it involves all senses and to that degree it is successful, engendering varying emotions. Decorating isn't really a hobby, nor is it merely an activity; it's a driving force of many people to live in comfortable and pleasing surroundings while they regenerate from a stressful world. Yet, decorating by itself is not nearly as completely satisfying as having an organized home that is rich in beautiful detail. Decorating and organizing go hand-in-hand, like a one-two punch of home completion.
In an effort to motivate you to action, use these suggestions to help you on your way to an organized home this spring and summer.
Paper Clutter 1.If you’re like my dear Mother and you still have newspapers from 1978 because you haven’t read them all: Don’t walk, RUN to sanitation department and rent an industrial sized dumpster to leave in your driveway for a week. 2.I’m giving you permission to touch your incoming mail and papers more than once – only if second “touching” is on way to dumpster. 3.You know that pile of “things to file” that keeps growing? Guess what – dump that too. You can always print off another copy or send away for info. over Internet. (This, coming from daughter of a paper monster…)
Clothing Twice a year, my mom would make me try on clothes for upcoming season. She would invariably choose cold mornings to try on summer things and hottest day on record to slip into woolens and flannels… (If your kids give you flack for trying on clothes in comfort of air conditioning, you may use this as your own example.) If you haven’t worn something in time it took you to have your second child, it’s probably not worth hanging on to (unless, of course, dumpster is full).