Monday, February 3, 2014

Bible Reading: Exodus 9-10; Psalm 28

Area of Focus, February 1-7: The Living Room/Family RoomIMG_0001

Monday is Launch Your Week Day

  • Pick up your home after the weekend
  • Clean Your Toilets
  • Check Your Bathrooms for any needed items and add to your shopping list before you run out.

Declutter from 15 to 30 minutes each day


My Whole House Declutter

My File Box for My Simple Filing System
My File Box for My Simple Filing System

I am now in the inch by inch declutter—paperwork.  Not fun but not too bad because I keep up with it and I actually file papers. Store papers in a way that you can locate them.

The main question is will I ever need this piece of paper again? If not, toss it or shred and toss it.

I am remembering as I work to not  try to be prepared for every possible scenario in life—that  can result in keeping waaaay too much stuff. Be prepared but use your common sense.

Reminder: shop your home. Ask yourself, would I buy this piece of furniture, décor, clothing, whatever, today for the purpose it needs to fulfill? If there is no specific purpose, you don’t need it..

One of my old favorite television programs on Organization was neat with Helen Buttigieg. She counseled one man who had difficulty letting go of most anything (comments are mine):

Excuses that Don’t Cut It

1.       I’m going to fix it some day. (Today is someday. Fix it or get rid of it)
2.       I need it just in case. (Are you living in a home or a storage closet?)
3.       I’ll sell it in a garage sale or online. (Either schedule a garage sale with a friend within the next few weeks or donate it and take the tax deduction.)
4.       This may be worth something some day. (Space has value, too, if it doesn’t have value now and you don’t need it, let it go)
5.       Someone else may be able to use it. (Call them and ask them if they really could use it, without pressure, and if they actually want it make arrangements to get it to them this week.)


Walking Through Ephesians: Ephesians 6:1-3 Instructions to Children


  • 1Children, obey your parents


  •  in the Lord,


  •  for this is right.

What command from the Law God gave Moses does this echo?

  •  2“Honor your father and mother”

What comment does Paul make about that command?

  • —which is the first commandment with a promise—

What is the promise?

  •  3“so that it may go well with you and
  • that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Be Prepared: Tomorrow –Instructions to the Father (Parents)



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Bible Reading: Exodus 11-12; Psalm 29

Area of Focus: February 1-7—The Living Room/Family Room 

Each Tuesday is Duster Dance Day—Grab your duster, put on some music, set a timer for 10 minutes and see if you can beat the timer.

Declutter Each Day for 15 to 20 minutes.


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