Paty, several of your author friends on this Resolve 2013 tour would like to hire her.
My oldest daughter has watched a television show that deals with making your house tidy. And being a minimalist herself, she is always willing to help me clean out closets and cupboards. But she is one brutal helper. She’ll pick up a garment and ask, “When did you last wear this?” If it takes me more than five seconds to say when I wore it or if it was over a year, she tosses it into the thrift store pile.
She does the same with other items I may have stored in a drawer or cupboard. “When was the last time you used this?” If I take too long to remark, it’s tossed into the thrift pile. Having her help keeps me from pulling it back out as we bag or box the items. This makes me sound like a hoarder but I’m not. I really don’t keep much, but I do tend to buy items that I use once. I’ll purchase a nice dress for a wedding and then not have another place to wear it. Or shoes that only go with one outfit and that’s the outfit that I wore to a wedding. Same with other items. I’ve bought serving dishes for special occasions then don’t use them again.
Using my daughter’s five second toss has eliminated a lot of things from my house and made money for charities.
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Spread the word, THE RESOLUTION TOUR – January 1 – 9, 2013, is off and running! If any of the resolutions below sound familiar, you might want to check them out:
Maggie Jaimeson – Take a Vacation
Jessa Slade – Get Organized
Paty Jager – Volunteerism
Linda Mercury – Creating a Literary (or Creative) Life
Jenna Bayley-Burke – Eat Healthier
Cassiel Knight – No More Procrastination
Cathryn Cade – Take Time for those OTHER Creative Passions
Susan Lute – Reduce Stress: Find and Follow Your Bliss