Spring cleaning is always a difficult task. What to keep, what to get rid of, and how to determine the difference is a difficult task because there are memories of purchasing the items, the knowledge of how much everything cost, and the fact that not everything you have originally came from you. It is challenging. It takes courage to go through your home with the goal of making the house cleaner and look better while making it easier to maintain all the stuff. Here is how to simplify the process:
There is one question to ask yourself while looking at each item in your house and that is "would I have this item in my dream home?" Some follow up questions might be: Does it fit in with the vision of my dream house? Would I use it in my dream home if I have all the money in the world? Does this fit in with how I want my dream home to look? Is it beautiful?
We typically clean house in the present moment, but we are thinking about the past. The time you purchased the lamp or the day your mom passed along the end table that she used as a little girl all enter your head. You have become accustom to taking care of this item. It has lived with you. You have cleaned it for weeks, months, years. It is a habit to have that item in your life. Here is the question though. Would I have this item in my dream home?
There are some things you cannot get rid of. All the lamps in your house may not be what you would have in your dream home, but do not get rid of them all just yet. You need to have light and it is smart to save the lamp that you do not like than going out and buying a brand new lamp that you love because you have not found your dream house yet or else you would be making plans on purchasing and moving into it.
This is a great tip to remember when you are going shopping. Each thing that you want to purchase something for your current house, ask yourself, "Would I have this item in my dream home?" Chances are a majority of the time you are shopping you will at least rethink something you might want to buy, putting you one step closer to living in your dream home. Save your money to buy the house of your dreams where you have handpicked each and every items that lives in it.
Start living your beautiful life today with a clean house filled with items that you love and a few that you hope to get rid of in the near future. Focus on surrounding yourself with beautiful things that you love. It makes all the difference.
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