We’re not talking about that second cookie…
We mean anything that is out of place:
Clean laundry – Make room in your dresser.
The blow-up bed – Store it in the linen closet.
Your latest (impulse) purchase – Take it back.
Sue’s platter from hosting book club – Return it.
When too many things remain out:
• out of their regular storage home
• out of their packaging
• in the hallway
• on your desk — instead of filed away…
bad things can happen.
Worse than the item getting lost or damaged (and un-returnable), it gets in your way. It distracts you from your commitment to keep surfaces clear. It can become a magnet, attracting more things that haven’t been put back. And then you’re in a state of overwhelm.
What can you put back today?
Pick one room, one surface, one item and put it back:
• on its shelf
• with its original owner
• or returned to the store
Your reward will be greater than the refund, or the thanks from your friend…You will gain freedom from your stuff!