When we are away from home and the clutter it is easy to buy something and think it will fit right in at the house. But our homes are so often filled with these types of items, the impulse purchases we make because we couldn’t resist acquiring them. A huge part of clutter management involves being brutally stringent about what comes through the door.
When you are out and about and something catches your eye ask yourself these questions before you walk away with a new trinket…
- “Do I truly need this? Can I live without it? Is this thing necessary for me to live my life?”
- “Do I have a place for this item to reside?”
You must be honest from the beginning. If you answered “no” to any of the questions above the item should not find a home with you! If you absolutely need to bring something back and space is limited decide before you leave the store what item at home can go to make room for the new purchase.
A Spacious Place