Clutter-Free = Stress-Free!

Few brides escape the sense of chaos that descends when there's so much to plan, so many experts to contact and keep track of, so many bridal party and guest issues. This wonderful occasion of your wedding means a great big upheaval in your already super-busy world, and many brides find themselves desperate for some sense of calm.


One surprising thing that throws brides off their centers is their environment. If their busy schedules have hurt their regular home cleaning and organizing routines, pretty soon the dining room table is covered with papers and unopened mail, bridal magazines opened to pages, even the kitchen sink filled with last night's dinner dishes. There's only so much time to keep up with everything, so your place might be a bit messy. If you live with your groom, maybe his penchant for leaving towels on the floor might be tweaking your nerves a bit more than usual.


If you're the type who needs an orderly environment to feel calm and peaceful, then it could be part of your best Planning in Peace strategy to set a half hour each night for straightening up, filing papers, opening and recycling junk mail...basically getting your house in order. When I do this, I feel so much more balanced. To me, clutter = bad energy, and I get a little bit cranky. Especially when bills are somewhere in that dining room mess.


So give yourself a boost and get back to planning in peace by creating a clutter-buster ritual at night, so that you're operating in an environment that helps you stay calm and confident that you can handle everything beautifully, no matter how hectic things get.


Try it for a few days, and let me know how it's working for you.

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