- Take a look at a pile of clutter and identify if there are any items in that pile that fall into the homeless category. Something that you are not really sure where it belongs.
- Next decide where you are most likely to use said item.
- Take the item to the designated location
- Use memory, tell someone, or write on a post it note that the item now lives there.
Does this seem over-simplified? It may, but the truth is so many clients struggle with stuff they just do not know what to do with. Let me be the one to tell you that if you decide the stapler is going to live one place, and then a week later change that location because you decided on a better location…THAT IS OK! What is not ok is being burdened by stuff and the paralyzing feeling that what ever decision that you make for the stuff has to be perfect. You are allowed to make mistakes and change your mind...I do it everyday and I still love myself. Love yourself too and take control!
Dedicating a home for items is one thing…getting them there is another story. Set time aside to tidy up and you will be much happier and save time later!