Simplify: Less is the New More

Everything seems to slow down for me in January. January and February are two of the slowest months for my shop, Mindful Hands. The holidays are over, days are shorter and nights longer, no vacations planned. I always find January to be a good time to take stock of all the “stuff” Chris and I have accumulated over the years – from old clothes no longer worn, books no longer read, videos no longer viewed, and assorted knick-knacks we no longer have the use or room for.

All of it goes into one big pile in the basement. When we’re satisfied we’ve combed through all our belongings as thoroughly as we can, we box and bag it all and leave it by the curb in front of our house to be picked up by The Lupus Foundation. It’s a “win-win” – we get rid of our stuff and they get the funds from the sale to thrift stores.

If you’re interested in un-cluttering your life and giving away your stuff, try these resources:

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