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60 Second Organizing Tip


Part of any clutter clearing session is the need to make decisions about your clutter quickly. Having categories set up before you begin makes decisions about clutter easier to make. Pick one drawer or shelf in your home to begin with. Don't try to tackle an entire closet or dresser in your home. Simply pick one small unit to practice with. Sort the items into 5 piles.

1. Give Away

2. Sell

3. Store

4. Keep

5. Trash

Throw away the trash. Box up the storage items. Box up your donation and sales items. Only put the keep items back in their proper places.

Accomplishing one small area of your home can give yourself the confidence to do more. Try to make your decisions quickly and you will be less likely to hang on to something you don't need. Make sure to maintain the organization of that one clutter free space. Become protective of the areas you've organized. Refuse to let them become reinfected with clutter.

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