At first I thought there was no way that I could get rid of 21 pieces of jewelry. It’s not like I am Liz Taylor and have to have someone vault and itemize my baubles.

But, as soon as I started to go through all of my stuff I realized that there was plenty of stuff that needed to be dealt with: Target specials that looked very cool in the store, but really didn’t go with anything, pairs of earrings that have lost each other along the way. Bracelets that need to have needed to have their clasps fixed for three years and even if they did I wouldn’t wear them.

Often times there is a lot of sentiment attached to jewelry, and I don’t want you to become overwhelmed. So here is what I want you to do: Grab out 21 things – whether they need to be donated to a charity, thrown away, repaired or dealt with in some other way. Gather them up and we will start to deal with them tomorrow.


Kathi Lipp is the author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.
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