Why we Keep Stuff

More Quick Toss Items

More Quick Toss Items

You can create space and order quickly by tossing the small things that pile up and create clutter. Go through your house and get rid of these clutter makers: • Price tags – once you decide you won’t return an item toss the price tags. If it’s a big ticket item attach it to the warranty info. • Packaging – will you put the item back in the original package to store it? If not,...

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You Can’t Manage Time

You Can’t Manage Time

Time can’t be managed. The only thing that can be managed is your use of time. However, time management is the term we to describe the way we spend our time, so we’ll use that term. Most of my disorganized clients also have trouble with managing time. Whether the lack of time management or the disorganization came first, the result is the same, clutter and frustration. Many people tell...

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New Name = New Purpose

New Name = New Purpose

To repurpose a room or an area it helps to rename it. If you are a loyal reader, you have heard me say repeatedly to declare or define an area by its new use.

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Defeat Clutter Magnets – Divide and Conquer

Defeat Clutter Magnets – Divide and Conquer

Are the clutter magnets still really strong, even though you have declared a space as sacred? If there is no place else for the clutter to go, then no matter how many times you clear the space the power of the magnet is still there. You can, however, weaken the power by dividing it and directing it to other places.

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Cut off the Power of Clutter Magnets – Sacred Space

Cut off the Power of Clutter Magnets – Sacred Space

You can take the magnetic power out of the places that have become clutter magnets with a technique called “sacred space.” By defining an area as sacred, you have declared that its magnetic power has been cut off. The concept of sacred space is not used in a religious way. It’s used as a metaphor that gives a visual impression that most people recognize. When you claim a space as...

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Clutter Magnets

Clutter Magnets

Clutter is magnetically attracted to places in your home, and not just the refrigerator door. The first flat surface you see when you come into the house has the strongest attraction. Usually that’s the kitchen counter or the couch. It’s wherever dumping the stuff is in your hands is the quickest and easiest.

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