Saturday, October 25, 2014

Taking Out the Trash!

I don't know about you, but I love throwing things out. Clearing the clutter from my house is like lifting a weight off my mind and spirit. Maybe the Japanese are on to something with their Feng shui ideas.

The trouble is I'm not a tidy person, and I don't often find time to have for a big clear out. Even now I have a cupboard full of clothes upstairs that I know I will never wear again. I want to throw them all away, but I need to sort through them first to divide up what can go to the thrift store and what to put straight in the trash.

My office desk is another place that needs regular tidying. I try to be organized and have a stack of document trays, one for each type of paperwork. The trouble is that once I put something in a tray, it is out of sight and out of mind. If I need to remember to do something, I need to keep the paperwork visible on my desk. As a result I have a heap of papers next to where I write, even though I wish my desk was clear.

However hard I try to be tidy, I can't seem to manage it. But the upside is that when I do get a chance for a clear out, it is very satisfying.

What about you, area you a neat freak with clear work surfaces and orderly cupboards, or are you like me? J

Helen lives in South West England near Plymouth in Devon between the windswept expanse of Dartmoor and the rocky Atlantic coast. As well as her wonderful, long-suffering husband, she shares her home with a Westie and a burmilla cat. Helen's latest book is the second in her Sweet Italian Christmas series, Italian Christmas Baby. Find Helen on FaceBook and Twitter, or visit her website.


  1. I'm a tidy person and I hate cleaning up piles of clutter. Just went through all my old magazines and threw out all of them. One thing I've learned is that the simpler you make life, the better it is.

  2. I agree, simple and clear is better. I just seem to find it difficult to put into practice!