New Year’s is right around the corner, and the old adage “Out with the old, In with the new”, is possibly something you will be focusing on soon. As we all know, most well meaning people create these long lists of resolutions, and are lucky if one or two of them are accomplished. This year, create a resolution to get rid of the things you don’t use, and reduce the clutter in your scrap room.
It won’t be easy, there is no doubt. For many people it is difficult to get rid of things, always keeping in the back of their head that they might need that someday. The expense of having to buy it again, the stress of being without in case they need it, and the general chaos it creates by simply taking up space, is stressful.
Greatly increasing your creativity is the typical outcome of reducing clutter and getting everything organized. Even if you find the cutest, most aesthetic storage device, the thought that there are loads of items in your room that are not being used, is enough to drive many people crazy. Isn’t it more important to feel creative, than to feel stifled by so much stuff?
This year, vow to eliminate the clutter, and reduce the amount of things you purchase and/or keep. If you want to purchase storage solutions for certain items, don’t purchase one that will hold everything, instead consider getting rid of the things that haven’t been used in over a year and move on from there. Don’t weigh yourself down with “stuff”.
Create a rule that for everything in, two items must go. Even if they are tiny items, it is a step in the right direction.
Watch the scrapbooking blog for a great article on organizing an in-home swap to get rid of unwanted or unused items. It is a great way to reduce the clutter and while it can work much like a garage sale, the swap part of it makes it just a bit more fun.