Clump #253: Twenty minutes of bedroom de-clumping; day eleven of National Blog Posting Month.
Sometimes angels are hiding in plain sight when you least expect them. I had an experience recently with a kind of an angel. I received an email which was sent out to a large group. One part of the the subject heading was “Decluttering.” Helllo! In the body of the message was: “Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get some help with decluttering from an expert.” A woman going for her Decluttering Certificate needed one more participant in her study.
I emailed the decluttering student and ended up speaking to her on the phone. Great news! I was rejected! She was looking for someone who didn’t have the first clue of how to get rid of their clutter. I’ve made too much progress!
I was bowled over when she mentioned that her teacher is Karen Kingston, author of Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, the best book on decluttering I have read. Before we ended our phone call, she generously gave me three tips. You might think, “Oh yeah, I know about that,” but the old truisms are true for a reason. They work! Never underestimate the power of these three:
- Set a timer for twenty minutes for focused decluttering.
- Don’t jump around from place to place. Start in one section and keep at it until it’s clear.
- Use a “transit box” to temporarily store any items needing to go to another part of the house. Don’t leave the decluttering area to replace those items until the timer goes off.
I really didn’t think I had time for a clump today. It was a chock-a-block kind of day. But I did find a little twenty-minute slot, got out our timer, and transitioned this nasty corner of our bedroom from this:
Can you feel the energy shift?
And hear the angels sing?