Here’s the, 4-1-1 dear Readers, you have too much stuff. We all do. So, your dear Yenta wants to give you the gift of nothing…well, nothing in the sense of getting rid of your clutter! Yes, Readers, RY is once again on a purge. Not to worry, she doesn’t have an eating disorder…RY is cleaning out her home. It’s amazing to this Yenta how quickly possessions pick up, pack up, and stack up in her home. When RY is doing a little dance and she spins around, as soon as the spinning stops, there are many more bottoms and tops…and dresses…and shoes…and purses. OY. How does it happen? Could it be that TJ Maxx shopping spree from two weeks ago? Or that trip to Marshalls last March? Likely. And all of those great deals were great. But now there are items in this Yenta’s closet that are serving no purpose other than taking up space. So, on a regular basis, RY thinks it is a great idea to stick her head in her closet and look around. If she sees an item in the back that has lost it’s new, shiny appeal, she pulls it out, and donates it. She also goes through her keepsakes and finds ways to reduce them by reusing them or recycling them. Take for instance, her kids’ bar and bat mitzvah invitations. RY has decided to make them into art. She had them matted and framed and they now hang on her wall, instead of sitting in a box and taking up space. They make beautiful art. She has taken boxes of photos and turned them into a Story of a Yenta’s Life coffee table book. It made a great family gift and reduced RY’s closet of 5 boxes of photos.
So, dearest Readers, Retirement Yenta wants you to once again go through your life and take a look around. Take it out, shake it about, and repurpose it, recycle it, or toss it. It will feel super clean, like water running through a new faucet.