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  • Writer's pictureBrian R. Schobel, CPA

Decluttering Your Space and Mind: A January Refresh


As the new year unfolds, it's a perfect time to embrace the saying, "Out with the old, in with the new." January isn't just about setting resolutions; it's also an ideal moment for decluttering our spaces and minds, paving the way for a rejuvenating start.


The Power of a Decluttered Space

A cluttered room can lead to a cluttered mind. By organizing your space, you create a more functional environment and make room for new experiences. Remember Barbara Hemphill's words: "Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions." Decluttering forces us to make those decisions, leading to clarity and purpose.


Decluttering Your Mind

Decluttering isn't just about physical spaces; it's equally important to declutter our minds. Mental clutter can take many forms – from worry and stress to endless to-do lists and unresolved emotions. The process of decluttering your mind involves letting go of thoughts and worries that no longer serve you, allowing space for creativity and peace.

Tips for a Successful January Refresh


  1. Start Small: Begin with a small, manageable area. Success in that space will motivate you to tackle larger areas.

  2. Use the 4-Box Method: Sort items into boxes labeled: Trash, Give Away, Keep, and Store. This simple system will help you organize your items effectively.

  3. Reflect Daily: Spend time each day in quiet reflection or meditation.

  4. Be Ruthless, Yet Thoughtful: Let go of unused items but consider sentimental value.

  5. Celebrate Progress: No matter how small, celebrate the progress you make. It’s about the journey, not just the destination.


The Result: A Refreshed You

After decluttering, you'll likely feel lighter and more focused, ready to face the year ahead with renewed energy. Remember, decluttering is not a one-time activity but an ongoing process. Embrace it as a way of life, and watch as your space and mind transform beautifully. Check us out:

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