Friday, September 16, 2011

How To Organize Your Clutter

Raise your hand if you think the title of this post is a ridiculous statement.

All hands should be raised.

You can't organize clutter - I think if you look up clutter in the dictionary it would say - "stuff sitting all over your house getting in your way".

But here's an interesting fact - interesting to me anyway. If you live with clutter all the time, you become immune to it. You don't see it. You "declutter", and all you really do is rearrange your old clutter.

A quick test to check your clutter level. 

If someone came into your house and left a stack of business cards on a table, would 
you see them immediately? Would the stack look out of place because everything else is neat? 
If the answer is no, you need to declutter.

This is clutter.

Time to take action.

Action Steps To Declutter Your Living Room

  • get a big box/bin/cubby.
  • go around your living room - anything that is sitting on top of a table/cabinet/flat surface and is not decorative/useful in that place goes into the box/bin/cubby. Clear off everything. (cable box - useful in that place, pile of papers from school, not useful in that place.)
  • look into the box.
  • you are looking at clutter. 
  • Get rid of it/recycle it/give it a home somewhere inside something so you can't see it.
  • take a look at your room. Does it looks better? It might not to you, yet - but then again, your use to seeing the clutter everywhere. But trust me, it will look better to everyone else who comes into your home. And in a week, I guarantee you'll love it.

Enjoy your decluttered room - decluttered in the true sense of the word.

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be organized.....evelyn

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