Organize in bursts
Create fun challenges for yourself. Set a timer and see how much you can get rid of in ten minutes.
Expect the process of organizing to take some time and energy. Make decisions quickly to avoid dragging out the process. If you cannot mentally decide whether to keep an item or not, place it in the undecided box and move on. Address it later.
Dispose of Damaged Goods
Products that are expired must be properly discarded. Things broken beyond repair and clothes that are deeply stained, tattered-n-torn, or moth-ridden should be disposed of. No questions asked.
If you do not intend to have a yard sale, donate. For clothing, release items that do not fit you or your style. Take donations over asap to remove clutter from the home.
If you do have a yard sale, price things reasonably and donate remaining items to a charitable organization rather than bringing the clutter back into the house. Remember, your generosity helps others. Get receipts for your donations if beneficial for tax purposes.
As you organize, think practically. Get rid of double and triple items. Place items you are keeping in practical locations and group like items together.
Take your time
Be sure to take regular breaks when organizing. Eat healthily, drink water, and get an adequate night’s sleep to maintain daily energy and momentum.
Stick with the program
Its one thing to organize your home but to keep it organized is the real chore. Limit anything new that you bring into the home. If you do have an urge to buy something new find something that needs to go first. Swap all new items one for one and you will be able to avoid an organizational relapse. And, in the future, spend some time each day decluttering the house to prevent future build-up.
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