It's Time (and It's Been Time) to Reorganize, Eliminate Clutter

 Posted by Brenda Thomas on November 21, 2017 at 11:08 AM

By Julie Klopp

We Americans have quite a lot of stuff. According to many online sources, we have over 300,000 items in our homes and only use 20% of them on a regular basis. Whether or not these numbers are completely accurate, I’d say it’s an accurate reflection of the fact that we live in a culture that encourages us to accumulate material possessions. 

Most of us spend a lifetime amassing a house full of belongings and then, in our later years, we have to confront the question of what to do with it all. Whether we want to simply downsize to a more manageable living arrangement or need to move to an assisted living facility due to health issues, we will need to also find new homes for many of our belongings.

Waiting until we are faced with an impending move to begin to sort through it all can add unnecessary stress to a situation that can already be stressful. We often don’t like to think about what will happen when we get older, but making arrangements for some of our stuff when we are physically and mentally able can prepare us for the future and even make our life in the present much easier.

Here are a few suggestions you can do now to organize and simplify your life...   

Read the full article in Business Monthly - November 2017