Monday, May 12, 2008

How to organise (4) - how to declutter


De-cluttering is the FIRST step to an organised home. And my personal favourite step :)

Why the first step?

Because you can't organise clutter. You've got to get rid of it first.

What is clutter?
1. anything you don't love
2. anything you don't use
3. any mess/ disorder/ confusion

Ask yourself, does this make me feel at peace? No? Then it's probably clutter.

The key to an organised home is making regular de-cluttering time.

It doesn't have to be a huge chunk of time - once the space is organised, five minutes once a week is enough. For example, while you're waiting for the kettle to boil, quickly check your kitchen cupboards and drawers.

It's all about BABY STEPS.

Next time
Organising according to your personality

1 comment:

Jim said...

You said: "you can't organise clutter. You've got to get rid of it first."

I really like that observation, and I've quoted you on my blog, watchmedeclutter.blogspot.com

I hope your holiday is going well.

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