Curb Clutter at Home Using These 10 Guidelines
By Karen Fritscher-Porter
Did you vow to get organized at home this year? Start meeting your home
organization goals by getting rid of items in your home that you don't need.
That way you'll be able to see (perhaps literally) which items remain that you
do need to organize at home. Think you NEED to keep everything that's in your
home now? Probably not. Read these 10 clutter buster guidelines and then try
saying that you do need to keep everything currently in your home. And do so
with a straight face.
You know you don't need it when...
1. ...it has got a deep solid coat of dust on it.
2. ...you come across it and say "oh, I forgot I had this."
3. ...it stirs up rotten memories.
4. ...you've got five others of the exact same (or quite similar) item.
5. ...you can't fit into it anymore.
6. ...it doesn't fit (or fits awkwardly) in your home.
7. ...it doesn't work anymore.
8. ...you don't know how to use it and you don't plan to learn.
9. ...it's expired.
10. ...it's one of a matching pair and the match has long since vanished.
You can make these 10 clutter buster guidelines work for you to kick off your
home organization goals with a little friendly competition involving immediate
family members who live in your home. Have each family member do a walk through
room-by-room in your home today with the list above. Make sure no one room is
off limits to anyone. Have each person list items they think belong under each
of the 10 comments above.
Then gather together afterward to compare lists. Award the family member with
the most (legitimate) items on the list a prize. Then get together and rid your
home of those items you each wrote on the list.
By having multiple family members independently create their list of items,
objective attention will be given to all items in your home and you'll have more
family buy-in for your home organization plan. Do this today and you'll be off
to a fun and practical start for meeting this year's home organization goal.
Karen Fritscher-Porter publishes
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