a quick project for you to tackle today, you’ll be glad you did. here are 7 things that can be minimalized from your junk drawer in one hour or less:

  1. pens/pencils
  2. old batteries (you know you’re never going to use them)
  3. keys (if you don’t know what they open, they don’t open anything)
  4. scissors/tape/paper clips/rubber bands (does that count as one item?)
  5. tools/hardware (keep one philips screwdriver, that’s it – put the rest away)
  6. coins/receipts
  7. phone books (i hope i’m not the only one with more than one phonebook in my drawer…)

is there anything you would like to add to this list that should be minimalized from your junk drawer?

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as i sit in my office on monday morning, i have a difficult phone call on my to-do list that i need to make. i found out about it last week, but have put it off until now for the very reasons that make it difficult.

unfortunately, it ruined my weekend. starting on friday when i got home from work, i was unable to relax. whenever my mind found a spare moment to wander, it immediately wandered to the phone call that i am dreading to make. i could have spared myself two days of anguish by making the phone call right away and getting it off my list and out of my mind.

i couldn’t help but be reminded of the book by karen kingston, clear your clutter with feng shui. in it, karen wisely recognizes unfinished projects around the house as a major contributor to physical clutter in our homes. after this weekend, i would like to add the truth that putting off projects causes clutter in our minds and lives as well.

now, where is it that telephone…

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