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Mission: De-Clutter

Updated: Sep 24, 2021

Prior to hoping on the fall challenge zoom call that catalyzed my return to upsidedownphysio - I spent the morning on amazon (dot) com. It's not something I'm proud of but when I see "lightbulbs" written on my wipe board for over 2 weeks with very limited movement towards obtaining them - I HAVE TO BUY THEM THIS INSTANT. Unfortunately for me, not only do I buy lightbulbs - I then expand my sunglasses, bathing suit and hat collection.

So when Rachel, who is leading the challenge through Left Coast Power Yoga, encouraged us to de-clutter -- I was totaaaaally on board -- as long as that doesn't mean I have to get rid of any of my evergreen sunglasses collection.

A few of the ways I try to de-clutter:

1. DELETE EMAILS & unsubscribe from mailing lists. I have far too many emails in my inbox for someone who sends ~2 emails a month. I am TWO days into a complete overhaul of my inboxes and dang nabbit does it feel g-o-o-d.

2. SORT JUNK DRAWERS. Okay one junk drawer in the house is fine I guess, I'm no Marie Kondo, but receipts, candy, kitchen tools and tea strainers cannot live harmoniously. Everything has a place.

3. ORGANIZE PAPERS. Dollar General File Folders Are Cute and Bring Peace and Order to My Otherwise Hectic Desk.

4. GIVE THINGS AWAY. I have a really hard time parting with clothes/shoes, but when I know they are going to others who will give them life and enjoy them it makes it so much easier to say goodbye. I have been making use out of our local "Buy Nothing" Facebook page instead of just dropping off at Goodwill or trashing things. I'm sure BN will come up again with these 40 days cause I looooove it.

These are all on my to-do list for this first week of the Fall Challenge. De-clutter and don't replenish, quit frivolous spending to slow the amount of junk entering the orbit. It's like a juice cleanse for the brain - clean slate!

With Gratitude,


Follow along at @upsidedown_physio on instagram and @DPT_Klee on twitter.

Kaylee, PT, DPT 
Kaylee is a Doctor of Physical Therapy based in the Bay Area of California.  She received her degree in 2020 from The University of Miami and is currently practicing in Sub-Acute Rehab.   Kaylee is passionate about all things yoga, neuro-rehab, and limb loss and limb difference rehabilitation demonstrated through practice, student education and advocacy.

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