Whatever you do, don’t do this when you are de-cluttering
People tell me all the time that while they are decluttering one area of the home (I’ll use the kitchen as an example), they find something that belongs in the bedroom. They decide to drop what they are doing in the kitchen and go to the bedroom to put that item away. The next thing you know, they start de-cluttering the bedroom! They have completely abandoned the kitchen! The problem with this is that there are now 2 areas that have been commenced but not completed. No doubt there will be an item in the bedroom that will belong in laundry room, etc.
Do this instead
Instead of abandoning the area you are working on, try this: Gather a few grocery bags, some post-it notes and a marker. If you are tackling the kitchen and you find items that belong in other areas of your home, put them in the grocery bags with a post-it that indicates what room of the house that bag of ‘stuff’ is for. For example: if you find an item in the kitchen that belongs in the bedroom, grab a grocery bag, write on a post-it note ‘Bedroom’ and stick that post-it on the bag. Now place that item in the ‘bedroom’ bag. If you find something for the laundry room, make a bag for the ‘laundry room’, etc. This allows you to completely sort the original area you are in without leaving and getting distracted elsewhere. When you have completed the sorting task, that is when you can distribute the bags to the other areas of the home. Easy-peasy!
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Did you know that in October of 2022 I created the ‘Adult version‘ of Princess Katie?! I created 2 decks of Affirmation cards. Both great for de-cluttering and organizing or just life in general! I use them too! I remove the de-cluttering & organizing quotes from both decks and use the the rest of the cards as everyday affirmations! They help get you through any challenge you are currently going through or goals that you want to tackle. Both decks are currently sold at events or in person. Hoping to change that soon!
It’s not too late to start…last years 2022 series was a hit! Twelve 1 – 2 minute reads, get right to the point blogs to help you get de-cluttered. Check it out! Start here…January 2022: Getting Decluttered & Organized in 2022!
Thank-you and until next time, stay safe out there!
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