5 classic mistakes to avoid when clutter-cleaning
I’ve learned the hard way, to avoid these classic mistakes clutter-clearing:
- •Don't get organized.Your first instinct should be to get rid of stuff. If you don’t keep it, you don’t have to organize it.
- •Don’t buy fancy storage gizmos.Don’t let yourself buy an item until it’s absolutely clear that it will help you organize objects that are truly necessary.
- •Don’t save things for the hazy future.Some things are worth keeping — but not most things.
- •Don’t “store” things.In the long run, it’s better not to “store” that stuff but to give it away, recycle it, or toss it right away
- •Don’t bite off more than you can chew.Remember, we often over-estimate what we can do in a short time (one afternoon) and under-estimate what we can do over a long period, a little at a time (spending thirty minutes a day clearing clutter, for a month). Keep the process manageable.