Ever wish that a strong autumn wind would blow all your clutter away? Let’s take a few minutes and see what we can learn from falling leaves. It might help you change your thinking.

Trees shed leaves. Is it time for you to shed your clutter?

Winter is a time for trees to rest. Would you rest better with reduced items in your space?

When the leaves are shed, the lovely graceful shapes of the branches stand out. Would your favorite items stand out if the clutter surrounding them was reduced?

Leaves become mulch that helps protect plant roots. Our unneeded items can be donated to help others.

It is exciting to see the color on the leaves as they start to fall and it can be just as exciting to see items boxed or bagged to be donated. A calm house or home office can make our lives more enjoyable as we nest in our homes during winter.

Some good questions to ask yourself as you decide what to keep or donate:
– Does it make me smile?
– Is it close to my heart, or have I just had it a long time?
– Is this still useful to me or am I keeping because I have always kept it?

Henry David Thoreau once wrote “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or
believe to be beautiful.”

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