You most likely just bought a bunch of new stuff to give to people and they gave you a bunch of stuff.  You are prosperous and abundant!

But Christmas is over and it’s time to take a look at all our stuff….and take the time to get rid of those things that no longer serve us or that we no longer need.

3 Good Reasons to Declutter Now!

One:  All that new stuff you got is filling up your space.

Two:  Charitable giving can be tax deductible.  The tax year ends on December 31, so giving now can help lower this year’s taxes!

Three:  All of your stuff is taking up mental energy.  Letting it go creates an opening in your home and your consciousness to allow the new to flow into your life in this upcoming year.

If You Need More Reasons

I have been writing here about the power of simplification in our lives and how it can open us to new ways of being in this life.  Here are a few to ponder:

Here’s an article from Conscious Bridge that talks about simplification in our modern world.

Here’s an article from Conscious Bridge that asks us to consider what a world with no possessions would look like.

Here’s an article from Conscious Bridge about the trend in tiny houses and how they are an expression of our desire to simplify.


I saw a great film the other night on Netflix that really speaks to this topic.  It was called Minimalism and it follows around 2 guys, Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus as they tour the USA touting their books and the minimalist lifestyle.  There is plenty to encourage you here to let go of some that stuff that is not serving you plus guidance (if you need it) on how to let go.   You can find links for streaming the film on various services here.  For more information about Joshua and Ryan, check out their website here.

Bottom Line

You know that you have more than you need.  You know that you would benefit by getting rid of stuff you don’t need.  Now is the time to do it.  Get going!

Mark Gilbert


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