Wednesday, September 30, 2009

5 steps to reduce clutter

Clutter is anything you don't love, don't use or that doesn't make you feel happy. We should not keep clutter around…yet we all do! Why??? I don’t know, but if you are looking to get rid of a little more clutter, here are 5 tips for you!



1. Have a home for everything

Clutter builds up because you don't know where to put it. Next time you're tempted to just dump something, STOP and put it back in its place.


2. Before you buy something, decide where it will go

Right there in the store, while you're admiring IT (whatever it might be), decide exactly where the thing you absolutely must have will go. If you can't decide, wait and go back another day once you've been home and figured out a home for it.

3. One in, one out

If you buy 3 long-sleeved tops, get rid of 3 from your closet.


4. Contain your stuff to the storage space
It's very tempting to expand to more cupboards, buy another chest of drawers or yet another storage container. I say that's a perfect time to declutter!

5. Make regular decluttering time for maintenance


You don't need hours and hours to get started on decluttering, you just need 15 minutes here and 15 minutes there.

Start today and you’ll be a little less cluttered tomorrow!

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