Company’s Coming


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We’re having company.

Possibly the three scariest words in the English language.

There’s so much to do: shopping, cooking, cleaning, putting stuff away. You’re exhausted already and you haven’t even started.

What if you acted like company was coming, to encourage yourself to start the decluttering process?  Think how pleasant it would be to have your home looking company-ready, for your own enjoyment.

Instead of waiting until your must-impress guests arrive, start letting go of clutter now.  Imagine, the next time the doorbell rings, not making excuses for the way your home looks.  If you do a little bit each day, you won’t feel like you have to “hide” the junk you don’t want anyone to see.  You actually could enjoy your guests, instead of worrying about what they might sit on.

As a bonus, you won’t have to look for the stuff you hid, either.  By the way, where did you put that bag of papers you put aside the last time you had company?

Have you tossed clutter in a bag and hidden it in a closet or in the “scary room?”  Leave a reply, below, and tell us what you found.

Marcie Lovett, Organized by Marcie
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3 Responses to Company’s Coming

  1. Once I found a bag with a roll of film that had never been developed. Obviously this happened a long time ago. So I got it developed and had a bunch of photos of my favorite uncle who had died several years before. It was a shock to see his face again, but a nice one.

  2. Sometimes the surprises you find are good ones. Much better than finding overdue bills or invitations to events you missed!

  3. Pingback: reader question – organizing a guest room | The Clutter Book: When You Can't Let Go

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