Good morning! Who is ready to overcome that overwhelm? For a recap on why I started this challenge head here.
Ready to conquer your clutter with me (boy do I need the accountability!!)? Ready to rock your time and manage your checkbook? Okay. Let's go.
We all have it. That one clothing item we just can't part with. Never mind that it looks terrible on us, hasn't fit in five years and is a horrible color. We just have to keep it for some unknown reason... I don't know... maybe the world will explode???
Or, maybe, we could just donate it to the thrift store and send it off to someone who will either rock it as is, or turn it into something amazing.
Today we're going to tackle our closest. Now. I don't have a ton of things just lingering in mine, I did get rid of over half my clothes a few years ago. However, my body is different now after having my third baby and I need to reevaluate my style.
So here are a few questions to ask when cleaning your closet.
1. Do I like the way this looks on me?
2. Do I like the way I feel when I wear this?
3. Would I buy this today?
4. Does is suit my current season of life?
5. Does it go with more than one other thing I own?
6. Do I remember the last time I wore it?
If the answer to any of these questions is no, it's probably safe to put that item in the donation bin and move on.
Next week a whole new month starts. Have you made a budget for June? Well, do that now. If you've never created a budget before,
Get out a piece of notebook paper and fold it in half length-wse. On one side write down your income. On the other side write down your expenses. Start making your first budget and decide you are going to do your best to stick to it.
Determine what matters
It’s really important to determine what fulfills you and then plan your days around that.
What are your priorities? It is important to figure out what your true priorities are. These are the places we seem willing to invest the most of our time and energy. If you took a good luck at how I spent my time you might see that housework was low on my list, and watching YouTube videos of people putting on makeup was high on my list.
But that’s not an accurate representation of what matters to me, so I’ve had to adjust my time accordingly. Of course, I just figured out I could stream YouTube through my television, so I just watch those videos while I clean. ;)
If you do any of these things I want to know. Snap a photo and use #overcomeyouroverwhelm.