The next goal for February is to choose a room–any room–and de-clutter it. After you have de-cluttered, donate any unwanted but still usable items to charity.
There are two good reasons to de-clutter and donate your unwanted items to charity: First, your environment can often influence your emotional and mental outlook. A clutteredenvironment can often lead to cluttered thinking or muddled emotions. Start the year with a fresh, clear outlook by getting rid of unwanted, unneeded things.
Another benefit of this goal: when we turn our thoughts to the care and concern for others, we open ourselves to receiving more abundantly from the Lord. And by donating to charity, you are helping others to live more abundantly and self-reliantly.
Choose your most difficult room and get started. Have three boxes or bags and sort everything into one of these three categories: Toss, Donate and Store. Store only those things that you are certain to use at least once a year. Toss anything that cannot be mended or repurposed. Donate the rest to charity.
Help your children de-clutter their rooms, choosing toys or clothing that they no longer need to donate to charity. Make them active participants by having them help you clean the toys, launder the clothing and prepare everything to deliver to your chosen charity.
This year promises to be a full year, filled with God’s abundance and loving care. Your heart and mind will be more open to His gifts when you’ve cleared your environment of clutter and give generously to others.