As you try to clean out a space in your home, you may find yourself stuck, as I did recently. I was reorganizing my linen closet and came across some beautiful designer pillowcases I had bought about a year ago. They were expensive and pretty but I never used them. The truth is, they didn’t ever really work in our home, but I held on to them because objectively they were nice, I had blown a bunch of money on them, and couldn’t fathom dropping them off at GoodWill.
As I pondered what to do with them, I remembered a good family friend who was low on cash and I knew would love them. I delivered them to her and the next day she sent me a picture of the pillowcases on her bed with a lovely note. The whole event made me feel great – I had solved a problem (clearing clutter) and helped a friend!
Below is a list of questions that I have used in my own life and to help clients when they feel stuck:
* Could this item be useful/helpful for someone else?
* Would I buy this item for full price today?
* Would it impact my daily life not to have this item?
* Is this item worth the space it takes up in my home?
* Is this item adding value to my life now?
* Does this item energize or drain me?
* Does this item help to create the vision I have of my ideal space? i.e If you want your bedroom to feel like a spa, do the Snoopy sheets you’ve had since college help you get there? Hint: They do not.
What questions have you found helpful when you get stuck? Would love to hear from you!
photo credit: the city sage