Over the years I have seen how an over abundance of “things” constitute a major problem in most American homes. When you prepare a home for sale that is owner occupied, I help the sellers remove about a third of their belongings to have the home show well. Seems like a lot, right?
Some items are boxed up early and put in storage ’til the move, some items can be sold at a “pre-listing” yard sale, some things get donated, and some recycled.
It is a purging process that some people have a difficult time with, but they almost always love the end result.
Even if you are not selling your house, having less stuff is a good thing. Stuff brings stress. The more you have, the more you have to manage and that means less time for the things you really want to be doing. Clutter makes a big impact on your emotional well being. Feng Shui, the ancient art of placement, believes that clutter represents stagnant energy, and it reminds us of the things we haven’t dealt with, weighing on our minds. Everything we do not use and takes up space, constitutes clutter. By removing clutter, you can de stress the environment you live in.
Come home to a peaceful & calm retreat. It’s the beginning of a new year…maybe it’s the year you get rid of that extra stuff you aren’t using. Remember, one person’s garbage is another person’s treasure…it can go to good use.