I attended a women’s networking lunch last week. Each time these ladies get together, they go around the room and introduce themselves plus answer a topical question of the day. Lucky me! The question last week was: How do you deal with your decluttering projects? What tips or tricks do you have?
Of course I was excited to hear so many women discussing organizing! Here are some of my favorite responses:
- Deal with only one box/drawer/cupboard per day/session.
- Remember: just because you getting rid of a sentimental item, it doesn’t mean that you’re throwing out the person or their memory.
- Taking your donate boxes out to the car and then driving them around for a few weeks isn’t really decluttering.
- If you haven’t worn it in the last year, it’s time for it to go.
- If the boxes haven’t been opened since you moved to your house in 1978, you probably don’t need any of the stuff inside of them!
- Photograph your sentimental items before getting rid of them.
- Simply moving the clutter to another part of your house isn’t really helpful for the long run.
- Make specific time in your schedule when you’re going to drop off your donations.
- Get the whole family involved.
- Hire a professional: it may not be as expensive as you think. Most professional organizers will give you the level of support you need: you may just need a kick start or you may need help with you whole project – professional organizers will work to accommodate your needs.
Do you have specific questions about your own organizing project? Contact me today to get yourself started on the road to organization!
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