Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Wrap-up

Lightbulb with the Seana Method Logo. Lighten Up: Tips for Letting Go in 2024

Today is the last day of “Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024.” Have you had been able to make some improvements in your space? Have you let go of a few things that have been feeling like a burden? I hope so! It feels so good to remove things from our spaces (and calendars) that are dragging us down. Life is too short for living muddled under things that we do not value.

This month contained a lot of information, some of which you may not have needed in real time. The good news is, I’ll leave all of this up on my blog so that you can check back should the need arise. To make this easier, below are links to all of the resources for easy reference. Just click on the image and it will open up a link to the page with the details.

Image of a a yearbook and a memoji woman's head smiling up. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 - Yearbooks
An animated, smiling trophy and a memoji woman giving a thumbs up. Tips for Letting Go in 2024 - Trophies, Ribbons, and Prizes
Bridal gown, female memoji with hands folded into a heart. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 - Bridal Gowns
Crutches with a female memoji blowing her nose. Medical Equipment
Eyeglasses and a female memoji with eyes wide open. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Eyeglasses
Hand holding a photo album, female memoji with hearts around her face. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Photo Albums
Animated tire with a thumbs up, female memoji winking. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Tires
Urn with a cross on it, female memoji looking somber. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Remains & Ashes
1950s television with a female memoji winking. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Televisions
Thermometer and a female memoji looking sick, with little birds flying around her head. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Mercury Thermometers
Picture of a gun shooting, with a female memoji with a cloud exploding out of her head. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Weapons
Animated vacuum cleaner with a female memoji with her arms in the air. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Appliances
Drawing of a woman in a fur coat, female memoji sweating. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Furs
Mattress, female emoji with "z's" coming out of her mouth. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Mattresses
An artist's palette, a female memoji kissing her fingers. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Paint
Artistic American flag, female memoji with a happy face. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Flags
Cartoon images of batteries. Female memoji with a lightbulb on her head. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Batteries
Drawing of a blue, folded blanket. Female memoji yawning. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Blankets and Towels
A swingset and play structure with a slide. Female memoji with her hands around her smile at her face. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Outside Playsets
Cartoon concrete blocks. Female memoji punching her first in strength forward. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Building Materials
Drawing of an LP, female memoji with her hands folded at her sides meditating, Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – LPs
Personified boom box with arms like flexing muscled. Female memoji giving a peace sign. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Old Stereo Equipment
Artistic rendering of an ear with a hearing aid. Female memoji whispering. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Hearing Aids
Books with a smiling bookworm sitting on top. Female memoji dreaming with clouds around her head. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Books
Piano. Female memoji with hands in prayer pose, enjoying the music. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Pianos
Pool table. Female memoji with a sideways smile. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Pool Tables
Pink sofa. Female memoji biting her fingernails in anxiety. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Furniture
Painting of a few Legos. Female memoji covering one eye with her hands and peeking out through the other one. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Legos™
Painted image of a hanger. Female memoji waving. Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Hangers

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I wish you a year that feels light and enjoyable. Should you wish to dig deeper into decluttering and organizing, I’m always available for a free phone call. Have a wonderful year!

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18 thoughts on “Lighten Up! Tips for Letting Go in 2024 – Wrap-up”

  1. I’m so glad you are leaving these on your blog. I want to read some of them again. It will remind me of something I intended to do but got distracted and didn’t. It really has been a lot of helpful information.

    Dianne

  2. Wow, Seana! I love how you combined the entire month’s worth of resources in one post! I didn’t read all of them, so I’m excited to know they are here. What excellent topics you picked! Many address those things our clients find challenging to let go of. Mostly, it’s not because they don’t want to let go, but they don’t know how to properly de-possess the thing.

    You gave us the motherload of resources. Thank you for all of your research. I know I’ll refer back to this one many times.

    1. I stumbled into this reality – that people don’t know how to de-possess things – and thought it would make a good series. It’s been interesting to see which ones garnered the greatest reactions. Remains/ashes, for example, which I wasn’t sure about covering, drew a lot of interest.

    1. Thanks, Kim. I could tell as I was working on it that I was putting together this information in a way that would benefit me and other organizers as well!

  3. This is fantastic, Seana! I love a good wrap-up/roundup/carnival! And it reminds me how entertained I’ve been by your choice of avatars for each one. So funny! Oh, and great tips, too! We all have so many more things to let go of besides clothing, don’t we? Thank you for this series. Great way to kick off the year!
    Hazel Thornton recently posted…Menendez: 30 years agoMy Profile

    1. Thanks, Hazel. I had so much fun putting the images together! My daughter was the artist of the painted images, so that feels doubly special to me. 🙂

    1. It’s been interesting to see which ones resonated the most. A few (such as Remains/Ashes) I wasn’t sure about. But I have encountered multiple people with this challenge, so I decided to go forward, and it has been one of the most read of the series!

  4. This was a magnificent series. The obstacle for so many people, even professional organizers, to getting rid of clutter can sometimes be found in just not knowing how or where to move that clutter onward, either for recycling or a purposeful new life with someone else. You’ve gone a big way toward removing that obstacle, Seana! Every time I read what I thought was the most helpful (for example, the one on mercury thermometers), I’d find a new favorite (like, pianos). You did an amazing job with this, and it should be an industry standard to send people here!
    Julie Bestry recently posted…Reference Files Master Class (Part 4) — Household and Personal PapersMy Profile

    1. Aw, thank you Julie! I knew as I was working on putting it all together that it would be helpful to me going forward, as well as to my clients and hopefully other organizers. My hope is always to make it easier to shed unwanted things in a way we can feel good about. 🙂

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