Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Quick Tip to Clear Clutter


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One of the best ways to put more balance in your life is to get rid of clutter. I sincerely believe that a cluttered house or office just creates disorder in your mind, not to mention the guilt you feel about how you should be spending your time straightening up instead of doing what you really want.

Start first with the mail you bring in as you come home at night. Spend a moment right in front of the trash can or recycle bin and sort it. Junk mail should be dumped right then. Pile all magazines in the same place, newest ones on the bottom. This way, when you have time to read them, you are looking at the oldest issue first.

Bills are next- who wants them staring at you in the hallway every time you come home? Open them up immediately, check the due date, and file them in some type of organizer that will remind you to pay them. Check this file weekly and pay them based on when you get paid. This way, you won’t pay them late and you won’t spend your hard-earned money on late fees.

If you spend just five minutes a day going through your mail, this will be one less chore that needs to be done on the weekend.


Our plans miscarry if they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
Lucius Seneca (3-65)

Our life is frittered away by detail . . . simplify, simplify.
Henry David Thoreau

For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,
1 Corinthians 14:33

They ministered with song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting until Solomon built the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, and they performed their service according to their order.
1 Chronicles 6:32

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant


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