It's Almost 2016 You Gorgeous Thing!
The countdown is on and 2016 is barreling at us at full speed. I happen to LOVE Christmas. The lights, making my house look like a Macy’s window display and stacks of presents are a few of my favorite things. I got to open fabulous gifts like Kate Spade Travel Wallets and Givenchy earrings but before I got everything put away, I want you to do something with me, ok?
First, I want to tell you about a little game I used to play with my two younger siblings. I was about 9, making them 5 and 7. When it came time to “clean up” our room we would play this game called “Ten Tens” and we would race to see who could pick up ten items ten times over (yes, for 100 items!). Lego’s and small pieces of trashed counted, but wow, how fast we would complete the game. Either we would pick up all the “Ten Tens” or the room would be clean, whichever came first.
Now let’s you and me play “Ten Tens”, but in your house. You know you are about to get an influx of items in your home. New jewelry, clothes and makeup for me and maybe lots of toys and books if you have kids, and drills and man things for whichever partner is handier.
Tonight or tomorrow grab a glass of wine, get a box (or trash bag) and find your “Ten Tens” of things to get rid of! Start with clothes that don’t fit (if you lose that 20 lbs you can buy new clothes, ok?), old makeup, old shoes you don’t (or can’t or shouldn't) wear, that box of trash in the garage, that old pile of mail… it is amazing how fast you can get up to your number! If you have a family make it 25 things each or if you are alone and don’t keep a lot of excess items laying around, make it 15.
Set a timer and see how fast you can reach your goal! Play Christmas music or Nicki Minaj, whatever gets you energized and who knows, maybe you’ll keep going and finally clean that junk drawer out.
Happy Almost New Years you beautiful thing you and get your shit together before Christmas Eve!
Sharon Gutierrez, Entreprenuer