Simplify: My Mantra for the year

“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard .... But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. – Steve Jobs

My theme for the year is Simplicity. Here are some ways I'm working on simplifying for myself and my clients.

1) Set three goals (not resolutions) for the year. Create acton steps in order of priority. Track them with benchmarks in your planner or digital calendar. 

1) Decrease clutter: Create a home for each possession. Weed out items that belong to your past and those which never worked for you. Toss, sell or recycle unnecessary, outdated, broken beyond repair and duplicate items. 

2) Create daily routines: Don't put it down, put it away. Tidy the messes as you go. Make the bed each morning, clean dishes after each meal, toss or shred junk mail, throw out trash regularly.

3) Weed your wardrobe: Statistics show we wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time. The remaining 80% of clothes clog our closets. Identify favorites and donate items that don't fit or flatter.  

4) Clean out the pantry. Toss expired items, unhealthy food and items we know we won't consume. Get rid of extraneous appliances, worn out pots and useless gadgets. 

5) Love what you have and buy only what you need. Big box stores encourage big shopping. That may not work if you have limited storage space and don't use perishables quickly. Borrow movies and novels from the library. Consume once and return so you don't have to store them. Track items online to renew or return to avoid late fees. 

6) Get organized through planning: evaluate your time commitments, use a pared down task list, pay off debt and streamline financial accounts. Finish projects and dangling tasks. Limit screen time, digital clutter and social media.  

7) Eliminate workaholism and multitasking: Do one thing at a time and do it well. Multitasking is doing two things badly at once. Take time off to reward yourself and replenish your energy and brainpower.

8) Edit collections: Keep the best; donate or sell the rest. Dust, display and enjoy your treasures. 

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If you need help to simplify, call me at 718-930-8111. We can tackle it together and make your home or office lovely and functional!


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