The Great Clean-Out Day Three

Monday, January 14, 2013

Now that we've gotten rid of the clutter, it's time to rearrange your space!

The problem with our spaces is, they tend to collect energy. When your space doesn't move, when things aren't cleaned, all of that energy tends to build up. If you've been wanting to move your space around, now is the time to do it! Take the time to plan it though; you don't want to rearrange 10 times before you realize that the first time you moved things, is what you liked the best!

We rearranged our living room. I can't believe the difference that this made. Instead of having several shelves cluttering the floor, giving us little space in our already teeny, tiny living quarters, we not have a living room that almost looks twice as big. It really opened things up. The only thing we did was move around a few shelves, stack a few shelves and lift up the TV and tada! Instant open space.

Once you start moving things around, the energy that's been lurking in dark corners starts to become stirred up. It begins moving again. Both you and your space become re-energized. Try it, you might be surprised at the results!

The Great Clean-out Day Two

Sunday, January 6, 2013

OK, so now that you've gone and worked your way through day one, it's time to tackle Day Two.

Cleaning up the spaces you can see. This is quite a hard part for me and my partner as we tend to stash things everything. We get home from work and shopping and we put things down wherever they happen to fall. Sadly, they tend to stay there. That is the hard part. Cleaning up what can be seen and organizing the spots so when you come back to them later, you can easily find the things you need.

For me, this means having to clean up every day, or every few days as we go about our business around our home. Sometimes it means whenever I leave the room, I carry something with me to put it away in it's rightful place. Other times, it means taking 10 minutes and cleaning up the clutter and the haphazardly thrown items just so we can have some living space.

Of course, don't be afraid to toss the things that are clutter. You can organize clutter all you want, but in the end, you'll still have a pile of clutter. Just a nice looking pile of clutter.

The Great Clean-out-Day One

Friday, January 4, 2013

So I thought about it. I sat and for an hour or so I thought about cleaning, organizing and getting rid of things. I hate to admit it, but I'm a packrat. I tend to keep things that I know in the deep recesses of my mind will probably not be needed or will never be used again. I tend to keep boxes from products that I buy.

After reading my post, my partner decided that a cleaning out was in order. After taking down our Yule tree, we began tackling the closet. So here it is folks, for those of you interested in following along or doing your own clean-out.

Start with the hidden storage spaces. Closets, shelves, under your bed. Clean these spaces out. I tend to store things away in these places because they're mostly hidden and out of the way. I know that if someone comes over to visit, they won't see the things that are stored here. The only one that can is my partner and I. However, these things, just like everything else take up space.

They collect dust. They are just things that we hold on to for one reason or the other. They're unnecessary baggage, especially if you are trying to live a clutter free life. Physical clutter leads to emotional clutter and negative energy.

So on day one of the clean out, go through every box. Look at every single piece of paper. Is it a year or more old? Is it really that important? How about those appliances that you replaced with something better but never thought to get rid of the old one. Now is the time! I feel better already with what we've gotten rid of.

The good thing about this is, you can take as long in this process as you need to. Take one closet a day. Take a few days. Take it at your own pace. When you're finished, you'll be amazed at how much better you truly feel.

Program: The Great Clean-out

Thursday, January 3, 2013

After thinking long and hard, I've come up with a simple, seven day program to help you get a positive influence going in your life. This is something that I am following, even if I'm following in a slightly different order or doing things as they appear.

I do not plan to post each day every day. Posts will be every few days as they give everyone time to adjust and work on doing what they need to do in order to declutter and organize their homes and their lives. Take your time, take a week if you feel you need to. I promise however, if you follow along as best as you can, you will see improvement in your life, your surroundings and how you feel in your own space.

So, starting this Friday, get ready to follow along and clean out the clutter!

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

It has been a long time since I have posted here. I really don't have any excuses other than laziness. That and I have lost some of my connection to all things natural/Goddess/magical. I have been busy. Life gets in the way. You have family drama, lots of work drama that left me extremely stressed out for a great portion of the year. It's been a stressful ride.

 As usual, with any new beginning, I am looking forward to working towards leading a more simple life geared towards a more natural living aspect.

 My first item on the agenda is as usual, decluttering! My partner and I still occupy the same one bedroom apartment we did three years ago when I began this blog. We have accumulated many, many things since then. Many things of which can be gotten rid of. I plan to do this in a way that's respectful to the environment. Recycle what I can, donate other things and get rid of the clutter.

 The second thing I want to do is go through and do a nice cleansing. This is something that hasn't been done in a year or more. I don't have an exact date but it has been a long time. I was really good about every few months going through and removing the things that did not belong as things can quickly build, especially when you live in an apartment building. I've found things build up more quickly when you're around many people, especially those that are not related. I would like to, once things are a little more clean, and decluttered, remove the stuff that doesn't belong and bring in the stuff I want here.

 Other things I want to accomplish are taking better care of me, especially with work matters. I tend to let work get to me way, way too much. It's hard, especially given my line of work, to not let things bother me. I want to work on making that easier.

 So, anyone want to undertake a declutter/organizing challenge with me? Thoughts? I could write up something and talk about my process if you wish!