When helping clients to declutter, one criteria I ask is if they love an item. If they say yes they do, I then ask them if it is placed where they can enjoy it regularly. It can be displayed on a shelf, hang prominently in your closet, or be the first thing you see when you open a cupboard door.
If an item makes you smile when you see it, reminds you of people or events you cherish, and puts you in a better mood, you don’t want to hide them. Even if it needs to be stored in a box to protect it, make sure the box is accessible so you take a peek at it from time to time.
My challenge to you this month is to go through your home and identify the things you have that you love. If you already display and enjoy it, good for you! If it is not displayed, why not? What is out that you don’t love so you can make room for something you do?
And as an added challenge, if you don’t love something, why not remove it permanently? You can give away, donate, or sell; the result it you make space to enjoy the things that you love.
I’m doing this challenge myself. The photo shows some of the costume jewelry that was my grandmother’s. While I have worn the pieces on occasion, they are stored away in boxes and I forget I have them. I want to find a way to safely store them but in a location I look at often as a reminder. And maybe I’ll even find an occasion to wear them!
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