I have a big surprise waiting for you the next time you go shopping, junk store hopping, or even Yard sailing(I didn’t spell this wrong). When you come home and you have nothing to show for your shopping trip. You are going to be so shocked with yourself. The truth of the matter is, you could not find anything you loved enough to junk your home up with it. I promise. Your new found clutter free areas are calm and clean. The thought of putting junk back into those places is more than you can bare. You are getting very picky about what you buy for yourself and your home. If, you don’t believe me now, just wait and see. You are going to surprise yourself.
Another bonus to our decluttering is the respect for money. You will not spend a dollar here and a dollar there for something you don’t absolutely adore. Why should you take someone else’s clutter to your home. You have given away better stuff than that. I have said this time and again. With the money you save, by not buying just any ole thing, because it is cheap, then you can get you something that brings a smile to your face. I’m not saying not to buy something because it is at a yard Sale(I spelled it right this time), What I mean is if you love it and can’t live without it, then by all means you should have it if you can afford it.
There is another bonus to decluttering, many of you have found this out. You find money, savings bonds, gift certificates and coupons. Money is usually in a large bowl or jug, just loose change. One bowl alone can weigh 40 pounds! When you redeem this for cold hard cash, you will see just what your clutter can be worth to you.
I don’t recommend having yard sales, unless your neighbor is doing it today. LOL Our yard sales never happen. You know I am telling the truth. So unless you have access to one in the next few days, donate your clutter to a good cause. You will be so happy you did. Besides getting the clutter out of your home( this makes us very happy), we are helping others. Whenever we give of ourselves, we get back more than we have given. You all know this is true. We just need to do it more so them feeling comes around more frequently.
So get back in those trenches and throw out some more clutter. You will be so surprised at the bonuses you will receive from your gift.
P.S. Here is the God Breeze that opened up these sails.
Even Socrates, who lived a very frugal and simple life, loved to go to the market. When his students asked about this, he replied, “I love to go and see all the things I am happy without.”
Marla, had to send this as the perfect addendum to your husband’s quote about being wealthy in proportion to what one can do without. We can still enjoy shopping, even as we declutter!
Today is Friday! Clean out your car, purse, and back pack.