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Decluttering Does More Than Free Up Space
- Give away one item each day.
You can start with a one-day-at-a-time approach. You’d be amazed how by throwing way or donating just one unused item each day can start you on the decluttering path and help simplify your space. The general rule is if you haven’t worn or used an item in a year or more, it’s time to get rid of it.
- Make a list.
Professional organizers recommend creating a list of places or areas in your home to declutter beginning with the easiest. When you’re done with one particular area, stop. This list could be made as easy or difficult as you want, based upon what areas of your home make up the list (drawers/closets/rooms). By breaking out different areas, you can more easily fit decluttering into your schedule.
- 12-12-12 Challenge.
A simple task of locating 12 items to throw away, 12 items to donate, and 12 items to be returned to their proper home can be a really fun and exciting way to quickly organize 36 things in your house.
- The Four-Box Method.
As you set out to declutter an area, bring four boxes: trash, give away, keep, or relocate. Each item in every room should be placed into one of the four categories, and no item should be passed over. The time it takes will vary by project – some may take an hour, others may take days or weeks. Either way, the technique and principles remain the same.
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