Follow the Decluttering:
So you want to declutter? You’ve read some great books or read some blogs and now you’re full of ideas and ambition. You’ve even started creating a big pile of things in your basement to get rid of. Now what? How do you physically get all of it out of the house. Where do you take it all? Some items are more difficult to get rid of than others like stuffed animals or those old cans of paint. I'm skipping the obvious solutions like selling on eBay and Craigslist, but aside from those, here is a list of places to send those unwanted items:
Things you think you might want to sell:
Things you want to just give away:
I hope at least one or two of these suggestions will help you get rid of the excess you have sitting around your house. I would love to hear other ideas. Good luck and don't forget to subscribe and follow me on Twitter.
Happy New Year! Did you make some resolutions? I don’t usually bother, but this year I decided to officially make a couple. Here they are:
I already own an electric guitar that I haven’t really made the time to play and in a previous post I mentioned how we recently purchased a piano and still have an old Hammond organ. Last weekend, after my daughter finished practicing piano, I asked her to teach me. She was so excited, it was great. She dug out her beginner piano books and pulled up a chair next to the piano bench. It was fun and she laughed at how bad I was at first, but I’m going to keep practicing. Their piano teachers require them to keep a practice log, so I guess I should start one myself. I am also ordering a beginning guitar book and bought a small headphone amp so I can practice without disturbing anyone else in the house.
Finally, I need to just make writing a priority. If I really thought about how much time I spend each day on the internet reading pointless news stories, shopping, and reading through email and social media, I’m pretty sure it’s more than I realize. That time can definitely be better spent on an activity like writing. The main advice I keep seeing about how to become a better writer is to just write more. Practice makes better. Also, I would like to start getting up earlier in the morning. The problem is I don’t get enough sleep as it is and I’m a natural night owl. One of the blogs I like to follow is Zen Habits by Leo Babauta. He has a post with some nice and simple tips on learning how to get up earlier. Never mind that at this moment I’m violating several of his suggestions! Check it out here but before you go there, subscribe to my blog with the RSS Reader or sign up for weekly updates via email. You can also follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn. Good luck with your own resolutions.
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