Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect and give thanks for all that we have. Many of us are blessed with so much, yet if we were honest, we might admit that there are times, when all that “stuff” actually creates more stress in our lives.
Overstuffed closets, cabinets, drawers and storage areas are hard to keep organized, adding visual clutter to our homes; which in turn can lead to mental clutter and anxiety. If you currently have a space in your home that is crammed full of stuff, you probably know what I mean.
So, in keeping with the spirit of the season, why not take that first step, and start a donation bin right now? Think of it this way – you’re doing something good for others, while helping yourself in the process. You will be cutting down on clutter and stress, while gaining more space. As a bonus, you may even start using items more often, now that you see all that you own.
Since this time of year tends to be very busy, don’t worry if you don’t have the time to invest into proper organizing. Start doing a “quick purge” by going through your closets, toy rooms, or any other space that will likely have new items added during the holidays. Involve your children and teach them from a young age, that in order to bring new items into the home, we need to let go of some of the old.
Drop off the donations to your favorite charity, and save the receipt for this year's tax deductions. After the holidays are over, take some time to properly reorganize the spaces and create homes for any new items you've received. Chances are, that you may even come across a few more donations, now that you are getting to love those uncluttered spaces.