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One Simple Key to Living Clutter-Free Forever!
Barbara Hemphill - Productivity Consultant, Work Life Balance Barbara Hemphill - Productivity Consultant, Work Life Balance
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Dateline: Raleigh, NC
Wednesday, November 2, 2022


Living clutter-free forever!

So, it wasn't that long ago that you spent an entire weekend "decluttering" - and somehow it seems to have reappeared!

Are you beginning to feel dread at the thought of family coming to your home during the upcoming holiday season? Are you in a long-term project of preparing to sell your house to relocate or downsize? Are you desperate for immediate results, or recognize that you are wrestling with more complex issues, and it will take time?

In any case, there's a bedrock principle that has helped thousands of people and may help you too. This principle will help you triumph over the clutter in your home, your workplace, or your heart: Love It or Lose It!

Think of it this way. Every item around you represents a choice you made. You either consciously selected it, or it came to you, and you accepted it. And you continue to allow it space in your life. Whether it's the toaster that works OK except when the handle falls off, the vase from Aunt Agnes that reminds you of an unhappy family situation, or the desk that isn't quite big enough for the computer, each item around you has an effect on how you live every day.

In his book, The Beauty of Life, written in 1880, William Morris wrote: "Have nothing in your houses which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." I would add "or love." With that in mind, look at every item in your life with fresh eyes. Do you know it's useful? Is it beautiful? Do you love it? If the answer to all three questions is "No!" - Then it's clutter. In other words, LOVE IT OR LOSE IT. Undoubtedly there's someone else in the world who would love it, so send it on its way - you'll have less clutter, you'll be helping someone else --- and you can probably take a tax deduction for your good deed!

As you let go of anything around you that drains your energy or joy, you will discover that it is only by choosing what to let go of, that you know more clearly what you want to keep.

One client had a closet full of expensive clothes too small for her to wear - and not enough space to put the ones she was wearing. After years of feeling guilty for not losing the weight and not wearing the clothes, she decided to give them away. Now, several years later, her closet is functional - and she's lost the weight - but her lifestyle has changed dramatically from the early days of the expensive clothes, and she wouldn't wear them if she had kept them!

One client nicknamed the boost of the extra energy he got when he finally cleaned out his clutter in his office, which he and his spouse had been fighting about for years! He took the initials of the phrase, "Love It Or Lose It," and called his new feeling the LILI effect. So, plant a LILI in your life and let it bloom. You'll be amazed at the results!

I’m happy to announce that this little book is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year by allowing itself to be republished and to bless a new generation! Watch for more information to come - let’s spread the LILI Effect far and wide!

Living Clutter Free

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