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Gullible Is Written On The Ceiling


“Gullible is written on the ceiling.” Meaning you are easily persuaded to believe something because you didn’t use discernment. Did you ever get told this when you were growing up?

Being gullible isn’t desirable, and getting caught being gullible can be a painful experience.

The Bible says,

  • [Pro 14:15 NKJV] The simple believes every word, But the prudent considers well his steps.
  • [1Th 5:21 ESV] but test everything; hold fast what is good.
  • [1Jo 4:1 ESV]Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.


I’ve done this with decluttering. There just is no “one size fits all”. What works for you may not work for me. I don’t think I could even tell you where I’ve gotten all my ideas from because I’ve been reading as much as possible on this topic for two reasons.

  • To help me find the best ways to organize what I need to keep.
  • Keep me encouraged and moving ahead with decluttering no matter how slowly that is happening.

Someone told me concerning books, that you need to eat the meat and spit out the bones. Other than the Bible, I rarely believe everything in any given book, article, speech, or movie.

  • This is why we’re told to test everything. Prov. 14:15
  • Don’t put yourself in the position of hearing gullible is written on the ceiling.

Very interesting article

I’m linking to this article because I think she does an excellent job of “testing” The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

It’s a little long, but well worth your while to read all the way through. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.

In this article Practical Thoughts On The KonMarie Method

I shared some things I liked about this method. Here is one thing I’ve decided to undo.

  • I Konmaried my scarves and put them in a nice basket.
  • It really looks nice.
  • But it isn’t practical for me and it takes more space than the system I was using.
  • And I don’t like to fold my scarves every time I use one. They are soft and flimsy and difficult to fold.

So I’m going back to my original way.

  • I have two of these hangers. I use one for heavier scarfs and one for lighter scarfs.
  • The other thing I do is hang the scarf with what I usually wear with it. Often I have a shirt, sweater, and scarf on the same hanger so I can just pull it out and have it all together.

That’s ok! There is no rule that says you can only do it one way.

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  • Laurie -
    Posted March 30, 2019 at 9:05 AM

    Yes! I have read so many articles and books on decluttering and organizing. Yet here I am still surrounded by clutter. I guess I should spend less time reading and more time putting things into practice! When I read I take what I feel applies to me and discard the rest. As you said there is no one size fits all. Great post.

    • Post Author
      Phyllis Sather
      Posted April 1, 2019 at 12:54 PM

      I still read articles to encourage myself and to find ideas that will work for me. But you are right – there are times to quit reading and start doing. Thanks for taking time to comment.

  • Lynda
    Posted March 22, 2019 at 4:17 PM

    Yes. I have read many many declutter articles, and some ideas just don’t work for me. 1 being the if you haven’t worn/ used it in a year, throw away. That one has bitten me a couple of times. Causing me to need to spend time and money searching for a replacement when I need that thing again in the future. Also, books. I love books. I will not limit myself to only thirty!

    • Post Author
      Phyllis Sather
      Posted March 23, 2019 at 11:24 AM

      I totally agree Lynda. I’ll never get down to 30 books. I still have to go through my clothes. I know it will be a difficult
      one. I have several sizes including the one I would like to be. Thanks for stopping by.

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