About a year ago I read an article about a book by Gail Blanke, Throw Out 50 Things. It was featured by the newspaper's personal finance columnist, because she felt it helped clear your mindset and not just declutter your house, but your life, too.
Well, as you can see from my sidebar, my various schemes have resulted in far more than 50 things removed from the house, but I'm not sure I feel that much more clarity in my life. Though there is always a sense of accomplishment when an area is clean and organized.
I like schemes. They help you frame whatever it is you're working on. I've had this throw out 50 things mantra in my head for over a year now. So one of my goals for this month is 50 things gone. Four pansies (and the $10 they cost) taunting me in the hall for the past couple of weeks gone. 46 more things to go!