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What Exactly Is It For? What Are You Waiting For?

A lot of times when we look at a home that has been lived in for four decades, and see lots of clutter and possessions, we look at the wife, the female who leads the family. Because, after all, isn

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A Twist on Lent

I love this concept from Sarah at Clover Lane: she gets rid of the extra clutter in her home during the forty days of Lent by clearing a small area each day with the goal of removing forty bags of things she no longer needs, adores, or finds useful. This is a great way to get through the spring cleaning promise in a manageable way and could be especially helpful for those of you who are interesting in downsizing your home.

Sarah recommends creating a schedule for yourself and dividing your home into forty manageable areas to work with each day. She cleans as she declutters to create a sparkling home by the end of Lent. She works with the goal of touching everything in the area she’s working on and forcing herself to take a look at each item and decide whether she wants to keep it, toss it, or give it away. You may be able to sell books to a local bookstore or Half Price Books, or you can donate them to Goodwill, the Salvation Army, or a local thrift store. Clothing can be donated or possibly resold at a consignment shop. Local churches or shelters may be accepting donations of items to benefit those in need in your community.

Just think–40 days to a decluttered home and by extension a clearer mind!

A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.

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