Looking Ahead

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It’s December, which means the holiday season is upon us. We are all about shopping and giving.

Shortly after the gift giving season comes New Years, which is all about clean slates and resolutions.

Can I make a suggestion?

Planning ahead now will pay off in the future.

Yes, I know you’re busy.

I also know that like me, you waste a lot of your time each day. We don’t mean to. It just kind of happens.

Anyway, lets take a few minutes of time each day and do something that will really pay off.

Now and then, when you catch yourself watching another rerun of SVU, take a minute or two during the commercial and find a thing or two in your house that is no longer used.

If it’s still in good shape, donate it. Otherwise toss it.

It might help if you had a basket or box to hold this stuff as you find it.

Once your container is full, take it directly to your car. That way it will be easier to drop it off while you’re out. No need to worry about forgetting to bring it. Of course, you still have to remember to drop it off.

This is a great idea any time of year – and a good habit to get into – but it’s especially useful at this time of year.

First, you’ve cleared out a little and made some room for those gifts that are sure to arrive.

And second, you’ve already got a start on starting out the new year a little bit more organized.

Not to mention the good you’re doing by donating usable things to charity. Oh, and don’t forget the tax deduction!

Ready,set, go!

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Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle is the writer of Lacyestelle.com and the Podcast host for An ADD Woman.

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