When we think of clutter we often think of that closet in the house that has a ton of things we always think we will need but never do. That closet is full of clutter but there is another clutter that will probably drive you a little more insane and its right in the palm of your hand. That phone of yours needs a detox.
We often want to get rid of clutter but look for a time to get it ALL done. Well heres a news flash….Rome was not built in a day and neither was your clutter :)!! I had to get this in my mind to start the declutter process. My clutter led me to the ultimate procrastination event. I never had enough time to tackle the clutter in my house, or in my desk or in my phone or on my calendar. Now I have a plan. I call it my ABC Declutter. There are 26 letters in the alphabet so I give myself 26 days to declutter, one letter a day. I go through my phone and delete all of the A contacts I don’t use on day one. I may decide to do A-E or just A but at a minimum I’ve done A. Then each day I attack the next letter on my list. I do the same with my emails. I type in the letter A and I address or delete all of my “pending” A emails and then I move on to the next letter until I am at Z. Before you know it you’re all caught up!
This works on your house too!
B=Basement or Bedroom 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 etc until you finish your B’s then Bathroom 1 Bathroom 2 Bathroom 3.
C= Closets- Closet 1 Closet 2 then on to Cabinet 1 Cabinet 2
D= Deck, Dining room, Den etc
F= Floors, Fixtures, Family Room, Furniture (yep Furniture can be clutter)
And so on. Map out your house and label each area then attack. Declutter your phone, computer and electronics. Figure out what to do with all of those photos in your phone. Make a scrapbook or a picture book to share with friends. If I know nothing else I know clutter can cause depression. Clear out the clutter and that just may be the first step to a happier existence!
Clutter Free in Lisa’s Lane!