Own up, when did you last lose something? Last week? Yesterday? This morning? It’s annoying; it happens to all of us some of the time, and to some of us all of the time; and you can stop it happening!
A Simple Equation
It’s a simple equation; if you have fewer things, then you will lose fewer things.
Let’s take a typical example; the lost car keys. You’re leaving for work and your car keys are unaccountably missing. You waste precious minutes looking for them and eventually find them among a muddle of belongings on your kitchen table. This is enough to make you a few minutes late, so you miss the window of time when the roads are clear and get stuck in a traffic jam. Now you are half an hour late, and your day has started badly.
An Alternative Scenario
Now imagine a different scenario; because you’ve de-cluttered you have fewer things lying around. You’ve lost your car keys, but as you sweep your gaze around the kitchen, you spot them immediately on the table, grab them and leave. You’re just in time to beat the traffic, and arrive at work on time and raring to go; a much more positive start to your day.
Do you begin to see how a lack of clutter could change your life for the better?
What Do We Frequently Lose?
- Car Keys
- Remote Controls
- Mobile Phones
- Scraps of paper
- Reading Glasses
- Driving licences
Where Are They Found?
Well, in my house lost objects are usually down the side of the sofa, under the sofa, or occasionally behind the sofa; it’s a clutter magnet and that’s always the first place we look. In your house, who knows? It depends upon how much clutter you have!
Small But Vital
These are all small items, but are very important to the running of our lives. When we lose them we can waste not just minutes, but hours, looking for them. We can miss important appointments and even aeroplanes, because we can’t find them; and the reason we can’t find them is because we have too much clutter.
Deal With Clutter And You’ll Deal With Life
Deal with the clutter and you can deal with your life better. Your life will run smoothly in the small matters. By dint of a compound effect this will impact your life in the big matters, and eventually your life will be within your control more and ultimately more successful.
Stop losing things and start gaining success by de-cluttering now!