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Relocating Items, Repositioning, And Stacking, Is Not Decluttering


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FlyLady has a saying: You Can't Organize Clutter. Although you CAN organize clutter you're wasting your time. Your belongings have to FIT in the space available, in a peaceful unclogged manner.

Have 2 trash bags ready (black so you can't see through them to remove items).Take the Trash out immediately when the timer goes off, & take the Donate bag to the car immediately, so both are OUT of your home. You haven't decluttered until the items leeeeeeeeeave (cont'd).

Put the Keep items in a laundry basket, & before you go to bed go thru ea room dropping off items, & picking up anything that doesn't belong. Empty it B4 bed. Put small things that need to be glued or mended in a small basket by the phone, so you can do them during your next phone conversation.
- Submitted by CAROLFAITHWALKR 10/7/2010 in Organization | 6 Comments
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RITAROSE 10/7/2010 8:27:00 AM

    This was exactly what I needed to hear this morning as i need to de=clutter the tables that are on either side of my computer chair. THANKS!
CHAS1949 10/7/2010 3:30:00 AM

    If only it were that simple....some of us are frozen...unable to do that.
KLPEFFERS 12/16/2010 2:04:00 PM

    I really needed to hear that too. I tend to just move clutter from one croweded area to another. What I need to do is get rid of it period.
UNIQUEBLUE 10/13/2010 8:20:00 AM

    I think it is excellent advise to put the donate bag immediately in the car. I keep ending up sorting clothing and other items, setting aside those I want to donate in a bag or box, and then it somehow gets opened up again and all of the work is wasted and the mess is even worse than when I started!
CAROLFAITHWALKR 10/8/2010 5:56:00 AM

    CHAS set a timer and do just 15 mins.

You can do ANYTHING for 15 mins!

If you can't do 15 mins, then do 10 or 5 or 2.

SOFEDUPP 10/7/2010 10:08:00 AM

    With clothes it is a lot easier than it is with the stuff. With clothes if I haven't worn it in a year or it doesn't fit, it goes to Goodwill. The stuff is more difficult because there is always a sentimental connection to it, that always makes it harder.

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