I moved a single chair out of my kitchen over the weekend.

I put it there to be a convenient perch for my handbag.

It quickly became a clutter magnet. Basket of hats, tote bags, my coat.

Too laden with stuff to move easily, it soon became a dust bunny magnet, too.

It also attracted friends. A small cabinet for my boots, flip flops, and keys. Another table beside the front door for stuff on its way to the thrift shop.

As my FloMo on the Move Initiative gathers momentum, I’m constantly on the lookout for ways to squeeze micro-decluttering into my days. This weekend felt like the right time to deal with the chair.

It took all of 10 minutes.

The spaciousness that I still feel whenever I notice the spot where the chair used to be is huge, especially in light of how little time and effort it took to deal with it.

Which begs the question: what metaphorical clutter am I holding on to? How can I navigate it as easily as I did that chair? What thoughts that no longer serve me? What unidentified and thus unfulfilled intentions?

Whether it’s moving house or moving forward in your life and work, it starts with a a few questions, questions about what you want more of and how to get there.

Once you’ve answered those, getting started is as easy as moving one small chair.

What chairs will you move this week?

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