Need to get sorted? Where do you start?

So you feel that the “stuff” in your home is out of control but don’t know where to start?

Before you do anything, get in the right mindset:

  • Realise you are not alone – these days most of us have lots of stuff – so be kind to yourself
  • Then, IMAGINE HOW YOU WANT YOUR HOME TO LOOK
  • Assess realistically whether your home can ever look how you imagine if you keep everything you have
  • So how much will you need to let go to achieve this?
  • When you get off track or demotivated, go back to the “visual” you have of how you want your home to look

Maybe you have now realised that some stuff is going to have to go

Great, you can now start taking action

Often it can be best to start with the easiest or a small area in your home – maybe the linen cupboard, wardrobe, kitchen cupboards or “landing strip” (my “landing strip” is just inside my front door – the entry hall table where I unload everything when I get home – my keys, sunglasses, mail, etc).

Once one area is sorted, it’s great encouragement to move on to the next.

decluttering-melbourneSort into –

  • Keep, Donate or Toss
  • Have a box for items that are to go to other rooms
  • You may want to include a “sell” pile, but think clearly about whether you want to put the time & effort into selling?

If it’s your linen or kitchen cupboards in need of a good sort, review what you have –

  • Do you need so much?
  • Do you have so many glasses in your kitchen cupboards that you can’t find matching sets?
  • Are there towels/sheets/glasses that you never use and are just taking up valuable space?
  • Do you need so many blankets – could you donate a couple?
  • How many sheets do you actually need?
  • If you’ve had it in your cupboard for years and never used it, let it go – it’s taking up valuable space!
  • Be tough, sort and put aside what you haven’t used in ages – then either donate or toss it

Still having trouble getting started?  Why not try pretending it’s not your home?  Pretend you are helping a friend & encourage them to do it, cheer yourself on …

Understand the time cost and space cost of keeping items – often we just assess the purchase cost of an item, not the ongoing cost of retaining it

 

Happy sorting

(Taken from: Mary, the allsorter)

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Joyce Meyer: knowing who I am in Christ

http://www.joycemeyer.org/content/articles/ea/knowing_who_i_am_in_christ/KnowingWhoIAminChrist.pdf

KNOWING WHO I AM IN CHRIST
I am complete in Him Who is the Head of all principality and power (Colossians 2:10).
I am alive with Christ (Ephesians 2:5).
I am free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).
I am far from oppression, and fear does not come near me (Isaiah 54:14).
I am born of God, and the evil one does not touch me (1 John 5:18).
I am holy and without blame before Him in love (Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:16).
I have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; Philippians 2:5).
I have the peace of God that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7).
I have the Greater One living in me; greater is He Who is in me than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4).
I have received the gift of righteousness and reign as a king in life by Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17).
I have received the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus, the eyes of my understanding being enlightened (Ephesians 1:17,18).
I have received the power of the Holy Spirit to lay hands on the sick and see them recover, to cast out demons, to speak with new tongues. I have power over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means harm me (Mark 16:17,18; Luke 10:17,19).
I have put off the old man and have put on the new man, which is renewed in the knowledge after the image of Him Who created me (Colossians 3:9,10).
I have given, and it is given to me; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, men give into my bosom (Luke 6:38).
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I have no lack for my God supplies all of my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus
(Philippians 4:19).
I can quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one with my shield of faith (Ephesians 6:16).
I can do all things through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:13).
I show forth the praises of God Who has called me out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9).
I am God’s child⎯for I am born again of the incorruptible seed of the Word of God, which lives and abides
forever (1 Peter 1:23).
I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ unto good works (Ephesians 2:10).
I am a new creature in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).
I am a spirit being⎯alive to God (Romans 6:11;1 Thessalonians 5:23).
I am a believer, and the light of the Gospel shines in my mind (2 Corinthians 4:4).
I am a doer of the Word and blessed in my actions (James 1:22, 25).
I am a joint-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17).
I am more than a conqueror through Him Who loves me (Romans 8:37).
I am an overcomer by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony (Revelation 12:11).
I am a partaker of His divine nature (2 Peter 1:3,4).
I am an ambassador for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20).
I am part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people (1 Peter 2:9).
I am the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21).
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I am the temple of the Holy Spirit; I am not my own (1 Corinthians 6:19).
I am the head and not the tail; I am above only and not beneath (Deuteronomy 28:13).
I am the light of the world (Matthew 5:14).
I am His elect, full of mercy, kindness, humility, and longsuffering (Romans 8:33; Colossians 3:12).
I am forgiven of all my sins and washed in the Blood (Ephesians 1:7).
I am delivered from the power of darkness and translated into God’s kingdom (Colossians 1:13).
I am redeemed from the curse of sin, sickness, and poverty (Deuteronomy 28:15-68; Galatians 3:13).
I am firmly rooted, built up, established in my faith and overflowing with gratitude (Colossians 2:7).
I am called of God to be the voice of His praise (Psalm 66:8; 2 Timothy 1:9).
I am healed by the stripes of Jesus (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24).
I am raised up with Christ and seated in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 2:12;).
I am greatly loved by God (Romans 1:7; Ephesians 2:4; Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4).
I am strengthened with all might according to His glorious power (Colossians 1:11).
I am submitted to God, and the devil flees from me because I resist him in the Name of Jesus (James 4:7).
I press on toward the goal to win the prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward (Philippians 3:14).
For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).
It is not I who live, but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20).
Copyright © 2008 Joyce Meyer Ministries, Inc.
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Joyce Meyer & … Kindle, The Veil by Blake Healy

http://www.godvine.com/Christian-Comedian-Prayer-fb-gv-3931.html

http://www.joycemeyer.org/articles/ea.aspx?article=healing_scriptures

http://www.luke173ministries.org/466801

http://joycemeyer.org/articles/ea.aspx?article=three_characteristics_of_humility

http://joycemeyer.org/articles/ea.aspx?article=make_changes_in_your_life_that_last

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