Sound Effects: rummaging through drawers
Woman: Now I know I saw those batteries somewhere!
Child: There they are mommy
Woman: No, daddy said those aren’t any good. Augh! This clutter gets me so frustrated!
Clutter. Its one of the leading causes of depression. Its also a terrible waste of time.
Here’s how author Emily Barnes suggests dealing with clutter:
Walk though your house with three large trash bags. Label them Put Away, Throw Away, and Give Away. Beginning with your closets put loose items into one of the three bags. The put away bag is for things you legitimately need to keep. Put them where they’re supposed to go. The throw away bag includes scrap materials, old magazines, and broken things you know you’ll never repair. The give away bag is for things you haven’t used in the past year, but could still be used by someone else. As soon as you’re done give it to a Christian thrift store.
Conquering clutter creates a healthier and more productive living environment and that helps us redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.