When cleaning out, take steps to 'Let it go!'

June 6, 2021
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By Julie Short

Mansfield Record

"Rivers are roads that move and carry us whither we wish to go." - Blaise Pascal

Are you a cesspool or a river? And what does this have to do with cleaning? Think about it, a cesspool is a well or pit for retaining sewage from a house. A river allows the water to flow through it.

If you are just accumulating stuff that has no purpose or use (for you) and not passing on things that no longer meet a need or desire, you might want to rethink that. There are so many things we hang on to that need to be passed on to someone who really needs them.

A few questions to ask yourself when trying to decide to let it go:

1. Do I really need this?

2. How long has it been since I used or needed it?

3. Could someone else benefit from it right now instead of it sitting unused?

I will tell you honestly, most of our kids do not want our stuff now and they definitely DO NOT want to have to clean out all of that stuff after we are gone.

Be a refreshing, free flowing river not a cesspool. Let it go!

Julie Short has been married to her husband, Stoney, since 1997. She is currently working on a series of books known as Julie’s Simple Solutions. She is a Mansfield resident, business owner and member of the Mansfield City Council.

Find her book “Cleaning Your House in Minutes a Day” here.

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