I’m going to share something with you that has had a profound effect on my life.
And it’s so ridiculously simple that it’s embarrassing!
See this pic:
This is my kitchen table. And as you’ll notice, it has nothing on it. This is quite a new thing for me.
See, there was always a little (or big!) pile at the end of it. Sometimes it was shifted onto a chair, sometimes it was moved to the floor. But always there was clutter around the table. I’d shove it down the end so we could eat. But it was still THERE.
If you’ve never listened to it – this podcast with Allison Davies – it’s a GAME CHANGER. It explains exactly why clutter is doing us no favours. Our poor brains, this day in age, are overwhelmed – all the time.
I made a commitment to remove the pile permanently. And now have a clear table to eat at, work at, play at. And it’s made such a difference to not only my life, but the kids too. They naturally sit down there now, whereas previously it wasn’t a drawcard.
Now, you might keep a clear kitchen table, but I wonder if there’s another spot that is collecting the clutter, a permanent pile? Is it time to look at that pile, remove it and keep the space clear, for good?
It’s these really small actions that start adding up to a completely different way of living.
Tell me – what clutter can you commit to clearing?
You might look at:
- Your underwear drawer
- Your computer desktop
- Under your kitchen sink cabinet
- Your ‘mail pile’
- Your bathroom cabinet or makeup drawer – have out just what you need!
- Your pantry (even just the spice rack!?)
- Your tax
- Your bedside table
- Your medicine cabinet
- Your bookshelf / kids bookshelf
- Your kitchen bench
- Your garage
- Your jewellery box
- Your tupperware drawer
- Under your bed
- Your linen closet
- Your freezer
- Your kitchen ‘junk drawer’
- Children’s toys
- Children clothing
- Work desk