A motivational question

When we’re trying to clear clutter, or not bring it home in the first place, there seem to be angels and devils on our shoulders whispering in our ears:

It’s too expensive.

I’ll look great in that.

There’s nowhere to put it.

I deserve a treat.

I recently heard a fabulous question that seems to cut through a lot of mental chatter:

Does it represent the person you want to be?


If we have a vision of our ideal selves, our homes and offices, and the future we want for our families, this question can sort things out quickly.

Thanks to Lee Shuer of the Buried in Treasures workshop for this inspiration.

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