Clear the Clutter Out of Your Life
Organize and simplify your life for better emotional health.
Organization Tips for Your Clutter-Free Action Plan
Here are more steps to help you clear clutter from your life:
Organize in bite-size bits:If the thought of getting organized
completely overwhelms you, set a timer for just 15 minutes a day. Knowing you
won't spend hours working on an organizational project might make working in
small nuggets easier to manage.
Mainstream email: Instead of checking email with each ding of the
inbox, read your emails on a regular basis only twice a day. When you open an
email, answer it immediately and don't save it for later.
Handle snail mail only once: Create a special time and place to read
your snail mail regularly. During the appointed time, open the mail and
immediately take action on it. File it with bills, shred it, toss it in the
trash, etc. Commit to touching each piece of mail immediately and only
Avoid horizontal piles: When possible, avoid putting paper in
horizontal stacks in your home or office. Save time and frustration by
categorizing and finding a home for paper as soon as it comes through the
Purge regularly:This applies to every room in the house but don’t
forget the kitchen and bathroom. Check expiration dates regularly on medicines,
vitamins, supplements, and cosmetics. Stick to the “when in doubt, throw it
out” rule. If you can’t remember when you purchased it, let it go.
The first day after Nwogugu de-cluttered she walked around her apartment,
remembering why she loved it. She no longer felt the need to escape. She looked
forward to writing. "All around, I feel much better,” she says.