Since it is so HOT outside, this is the perfect time to work INSIDE your home and lose at least 200 lbs in the process!
How? By De-Cluttering every room and every closet! You can get rid of a minimum of 200 lbs of junk and trash in just 2 days! And you probably won’t even break a sweat!
Where to begin? Start with the most obvious rooms and where you will see the quickest “weight loss”. For me, it was my kitchen. Think YARD SALE….and if you are like me, you hate having a yard sale. So I told my teenage grandaughter that if she would run the yard sale (pricing the stuff and actually sitting there all morning) I would half all the proceeds with her. She was delighted and so was I. Anyhow, once you are thinking YARD SALE, you begin to see more and more “stuff” that you haven’t used in forever that is taking up precious space and that you probably won’t ever use in the future and could sell it for a few bucks…so OUT it goes to the Garage/Carport/Yard Sale pile. I had so many odds and ends taking up cabinet space in my kitchen…not to mention a 3 month supply of expired diet food in my pantry. My trash pile grew at the same rate as my Yard Sale pile. But, boy, did it feel good to free up all that room in my kitchen!
What next? Once you get on the cleanout, throw out roll, DON’T STOP! You don’t want to lose your momentum or your mindset. Why was I saving that huge stack of Southern Living magazines anyway? And did I really need 25 flower vases taking up space on my shelves? All those size 8 outfits will be completely out of style before I even get back down to a size 10. Surely there is someone out there who could be wearing them now! So if you don’t put clothes in your YARD SALE, then donate them to a local clothing bank or Goodwill and get a tax writeoff instead of cash!
How to manage it all? When you go into a room to begin your “weight loss”, take a big garbage can, a big box for YARD SALE items, a big box for “give or return to family members/friends” items, and a big box for DONATE items. Make a decision on each item and put it in the proper container. This keeps it simple and keeps you on track for the job at hand. At this rate, you are sure to lose much more than 200 lbs. from your home!
Celebrate! When it is all cleaned out, separated into categories and delivered to its destinations, then sit back and admire your new SLIMMER home and enjoy your more spacious surroundings. And if you are planning to sell your home in the near future, you have just made progress at getting it ready for showing to prospective buyers! When the weather is cooler, you can work on your outside curb appeal….that’s another day!!
Stay cool…and remember, when its time to
P.S. We made over $400 at our YARD SALE! My grandaughter was thrilled!