We need to talk about a poor mentality.
Not a poor mentality like being negative, but thinking like a poor person. And just what does that have to do with spring cleaning?
How many bottles of stuff do you have around that you never use, but you’re keeping because you might run out and need it in a pinch – and you might not have the money to buy a new one? Or you haven’t thrown it out just because you feel guilty wasting it?
How many little bits of leftovers are in the fridge that no one will ever eat?
How many pieces of clothing do you have that you will never wear, except maybe to paint the house?
How many ratty towels and sheets are you keeping? You’ve got to let go of this stuff. You can’t expect abundance if you’re still practicing poverty thinking.
Think about this. How much did the item cost you in the first place? That half bottle of shampoo? That really outdated shirt?
Now, how much is it costing you in space, clutter, and lost peace of mind to keep hanging on to it?
As you go about your household chores this week, when you run across this stuff – throw it out! Feel that rich person taking control. You’re not putting up with this poverty thinking anymore!
If the item is useful – really – and it’s in good shape, put it aside to take to charity later this week. But it has to be this week. You have to get it out of there before you can be free of it.
If it’s really garbage, just throw it out! You can save the buttons, OK? Those come in handy sometimes.
Feel the freedom as you let go of these things – not to mention the space you’ll free up!
Once you get past the guilt for throwing it out – it’ll feel great to be free of it.
Now, I’ve got to go throw some things out!