“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”– Hans Hofman
It’s Spring – Simplify And Eliminate the Unnecessary Baggage In Your Life!
Spring is a good time to de-clutter, simplify your life and bring fresh creative energy to your relationship. When you work together to declutter your home, you get to spend time together working toward a common goal.
Two or more lives together is complicated enough without a lot of unnecessary physical baggage cluttering up the home. Let’s face it: sometimes marriages and relationships and life get chaotic.
“When I went through my divorce, things were chaotic and unpredictable, to say the least. To stay sane and grounded, I kept my home environment as orderly and clean as I could. In times of extreme pain, confusion and frustration, I would look up and see my clean and orderly home and be reminded that things were not that bad. I’d feel, “I can handle this,” or I’d tell myself, “Not everything is falling apart.” In the midst of pandemonium, I could feel some peace.” Diane
One of Diane’s roles in Madly In Love Forever Relationship Coaching is to assist individuals and couples in de-cluttering and organizing their homes, cars and offices. Diane finds that simplicity is contagious. Once the process starts, the letting go begins!
Diane loves seeing the color and light come back into people’s faces as they said goodbye to broken, incomplete and old items. She had one client who actually got up and danced with joy at the new space and energy created by de-cluttering. Others have said, “Gosh, I feel like I lost weight or something!” and “I’m not so bogged down any more.”
As you’re sorting through your belongings, there are two questions to ask as you decide whether to keep an item or not:
• Do I need it?
• Do I use it?
If you answer “no” to both, be ruthless! Give it the old heave-ho.
It works best to use the “four category” system. Set up a box or bag for each category:
• Throw Away
• Not Yet
The Not Yet box, full of things you know you don’t really use or need but can’t bear to part with yet, goes to a friend’s house for about six months. Anything you don’t ask to have back within that time gets given away by your friend.
The exciting discovery about de-cluttering is that with less stuff and better organization, you can have more lightness and energy, and begin to create more time for the important things in your life, like, oh my gosh, your loved one!
See what happens in your relationship when you rid of the “unnecessary so the necessary may speak.”
Diane and Lewis