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“On the whole, I think women wear too much and are too fussy. You can’t see the person for all the clutter.” Julie Andrews

The basics of downsizing and freeing oneself of unnecessary bric-a-brac and fabulous must haves. Clearing the old to open possibilities for the new.

I am a shopper girl. My mother took me shopping, that was our quality time together. It made me feel warm and fuzzy. I love to decorate, candles, throw blankets, pillows, bedding, shoes, sweaters, I love textiles. Soft fabrics make me feel soft. I love to put together just the right look. I see value in having pretty things around me, they inspire pretty.

But do they?

The price of the things I adore are adding up to the point I want to rethink and perhaps reprogram my habits. We all have a relationship with shopping/spending/money, and I need to check in with mine. I mean do I really need that new look?

How about those around us in real need? Could I/ we clean out our things and gift others? Yes, yes and yes!

I hate clutter and although my home is in order my closets are a sham. A sham as in overflowing with things I don’t use and don’t need, things that should find a loving home. Time to clean up and clear out. Time to repurpose and gift others.

Of course the typical keep, donate, ditch, or store will be the guidelines.

Perhaps if I clear my closets, cupboards, drawers, and corners I will realign my relationship with what is truly important? Revaluate what is valuable? Perhaps the inside of me I will be less muddle and more orderly? In giving will I learn the lesson of paying it forward?

It is sure worth a try.

Weed out what no longer serves me. I am guessing that the physical act will have effect on the emotional/spiritual self.

Anyone who is willing to take this challenge with me and clear out the clutter. If you would like, I will send you a signed copy of my book “A Man for Every Purpose, My Naked Journey Searching for Love”. A timeless story of a woman in search for true love, a book to be passed along and shared will never create clutter.

My Mantra: “Releasing what I no longer need will benefit myself and others”

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About the Author:

Tink, Katinka, KatieKate, Mamu. All names given to me depicting the many hats I wear. Although I would like to say I am organized, focused and cookie-cutter, that simply would not be me. I am no different than any other single woman in the world. I love to love, love hard, and, in the end, have learned to love myself above all else. So here I am, writing about the many men and the multiple purposes they have served in my life. I have realized not one man on my roster has fulfilled every single one of my needs. Perhaps one man is not supposed to? I have compiled snippets of the men that have entered my world. In the end, they have shoved me towards my bathroom mirror, forcing me to take a better look at myself.