Updated: Mar 17, 2019
"This is my experience on using the New York Times best seller, "One Year To An Organized Life" by Regina Leeds to enhance my quality of life and establish lifestyle routines. I admire her take on getting organized one week and one area at a time because I thrive on achieving little accomplishments in moments. I hope this inspires you to get the book, follow along, and establish your own lifestyle routines as well!" - Cheli Njoku/The Cheli Experience LLC
Though I went through this exercise on a whim last November, I found that I still held on to a lot of unnecessary items in clothing and miscellaneous items that no longer fit my lifestyle. With that said, I believe shedding excess is more of a routine than a one time thing. It is a place I will continuously revisit for the rest of my life. Very similar to dostadning, the Swedish art of death cleaning. Whatever I have that can be reused, I donate to a charity of my choice. If not, into the trash it goes. I'm also trying my best not to hold on to items based on nostalgia - an emotional attachment. But that can be quite the struggle.
Ask yourself questions about each item.
"Feng Shui practitioners would caution you that a new relationship may be delayed if there is no space for that person in your life" - Regina Leeds
Clearly in need of a little Shedding and Organization
Do you still hold on to items from past relationships? Time to start asking yourself why you're still preserving a shrine for the ghosts of relationships past. Ask questions, make your executive decisions and happy eliminating!
My Next 90 Days Journal has thought me to make room for a pleasure item after an act of "Pulling Weeds" like the elimination process. I think I'll go check out on the new restaurants that keep popping up in Downtown Duluth!
What items do you struggle with eliminating or reassigning in your bedroom?