Declare Independence from your Clutter
Are you overwhelmed with too much stuff? This 4th of July, why not declare independence from your clutter? Here are some tips for ridding yourself of the stuff that weighs you down:
Weed out regularly
Keep a container in your closet, or any heavily used area with an “outgoing” box/bag for items you plan to donate or sell. Arrange for a regular charitable donation pickup date to keep the flow outgoing.
Carve out time
We are always “busy”, but how much of your time is dedicated to clearing out and organizing? Plan to take time over the long weekend to clear out a space that bugs you.
Enlist the whole family
Delegate tasks to all family members. It may not get done exactly as you’d like, but getting something done is better than getting nothing done. It’s also a good way to teach little ones.
Chart out a plan
Set goals and hang a chart in a visible area. List all the steps it will take to get you to that goal. Work in chunks of time to avoid getting overwhelmed.
Plan a summer yard sale
Have you been saying you’re going to have a yard sale for the past three years? Set a date and use that as your deadline to tackle projects that will support your sale.
Create good systems
In order to be organized, every item you own needs a home. When you have time to tidy up, make good use of that time. You can’t get much done if you don’t have proper systems in place.
Form good habits
Start right now, putting away each thing you take out. “Finish one job before you start another.” Creating good put-away habits will help keep you organized so you’re not constantly trying to catch up.
Find relief in declaring independence from your clutter.
Call Chaos to Order at (847) 825-8400 to help clean out, clear up and feel the freedom of a more simplified and organized life!