Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring Cleaning "Light"

My organized and decluttered "accessories loft." Everything has its place and it feels so good to be organized and color coordinated, even in my closet!

I got the spring cleaning bug early this year. Actually it started in December when I read the book Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life. I successfully completed the awesome task of decluttering my life by cleaning out my closets, organizing my office and trying to have a place for everything. Admittedly it takes daily upkeep but I am well on my way and it feels great! Last week it felt so good to put those five huge bags of unwanted stuff on the curb for the big blue donation truck to pick up. Aaah, I felt lighter.

The closet in my home office is also color coordinated and organized now thanks to much-appreciated design help from my mother-in-law and IKEA!

If you’re not up for this kind of project, how about trying this “light” version? It is easy and promises big rewards. I did it yesterday and it took maybe five minutes and it feels so good! Here it is:

~ Feng Shui Your Purse or Wallet ~
To energize your finances this spring, examine the contents of your purse or wallet — the symbolic carrier of money and abundance in your life. Is it jammed with receipts, gum wrappers (that's me!), loose change, make-up, and no longer needed notes?

Create space for greater wealth to enter your life by emptying your purse and wallet and toss what is no longer needed. Place your bills in order of value, facing forward and upright, not upside down. Organize the compartments so whatever you need is easily at your fingertips. Add a positive wealth affirmation and give thanks for the abundance already present in your life.

And, while you’re at it, get a haircut and buy yourself a new tube of bright lipstick (I chose Sephora’s muted coral tangerine “it girl”) and you’ll be set for spring. Have you seen all of the bright lips for spring? They are everywhere. I love it!!


  1. Posting a comment from my mother-in-law:

    Great. One thing that helps: "When something new comes into the house, something old must leave." This takes discipline. I concur with that good feeling when purging your closet, your purse, your kitchen, or whatever of unused STUFF.

  2. Posting a comment from my friend Kim:

    dreamt last night about cleaning my purse out. was very cool to then wake up to this. xoxo

  3. Can you come over and clean my closet? Looks great! My wallet and my hair are disasters so I think it's time to heed your advice! :-)