Two of the most common resolutions on many top ten lists of resolutions are GET ORGANIZED and SAVE MONEY. Am I right or am I right?
Guess what?! I started yesterday! I know. I know. It’s only January 2nd, but shoot! Why waste time? I live in a very large farmhouse which comfortably allows for many things to gather without being too obvious. But as I was trying to put away Christmas and our closets were literally bursting… I said to myself, “Sister, it is time to get to Stuff!” (yes, I sometimes call myself sister, cause it’s fun, AND I am actually a sister so it’s applicable too) 🙂
I looked like I was heading into battle. I armed myself with a huge stash of recycle bags and pockets full of trash bags and went from room to room. I organized and gathered items that we no longer use (or sadly never used). I kept the Stuff Etc standards in mind and into the recycle bags went the items I can consign and as hard as it was, the other items went into trash bags that will go to donation. And even further, the stuff NOBODY deserves to be burdened with went to the burn pile.
Talk about rejuvenating! And even more exhilarating is reaping the financial rewards! WHICH I have resolved to SAVE at the bank of Stuff Etc. I mean, shoot, it’s like free money, right? It’s not like I had to work too hard for it and if I just leave it there and let it build up, when it’s time to get the kid’s school clothes in the fall I won’t have to take it from my paycheck – just use my store credit. Or if we want to take a little family trip (another resolution “spend more time with family”) that we probably can’t usually afford, then I will have some money that again, won’t have to come from my paycheck. WIN/WIN!!
Looky there! TWO, possibly THREE, resolutions I can actually check off my list this year. Let’s face it, it’s hard to follow through with the resolutions year after year. And being a goal-oriented person, it’s almost depressing when I’m unable to cross things off my list…seriously! I almost resolved to not even have resolutions, but when Stuff Etc makes it this easy…I am a happy person and a successful list crosser-offer!