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Not only is clutter unsightly, it can also make your home a stressful place!
Clearing your home can add light and airiness to your life. The task may seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be if you do it strategically. Here is a Anti-interference checklist with seven tips to get you started.
Rate the mess
Start by listing all the rooms in your house in the order of their clutter. If you live in a smaller space, you can divide your space into "zones". Plan to start with the least crowded room or zone, or from the smallest to the largest room.
Get your supplies
Trouble shooting is about organizing. However, do not buy trash cans or organizers until you have resolved everything and know how many items you will keep. However, you can start by purchasing heavy garbage bags, large boxes that you label as “keep” and “donate,” and a dust mask. If you have a family, you can have a storage box for each person.
Give yourself a time limit
The hardest part of troubleshooting is getting started. For this reason, the "timer trick" is a favorite of Productivity and organizational bloggers, Set a time of 15 minutes for the targeted organization.
Start with simple things in every room – items that belong elsewhere – clothes in the bathroom, coffee cups in the bedroom, stacks of mail in the kitchen. You can donate or throw away the easiest items to remove. You may find expired medication, half-empty shampoo bottles, and old makeup in the bathroom. Throw away spices, spices, and half-empty cereal boxes in the kitchen and pantry.
Goodbye doesn't mean erasing your memories
The bedroom, living room and office areas are the most likely places where memorabilia such as greeting cards, tchotchkes and framed pictures can become confusing. Some of these items could be kept in a book rather than outdoors. If the broken cup from your trip to New York really matters to you, keep it. However, if you get stuck, temporarily keep these sentimental bits and pieces in a box and go through them later.
Don't be afraid of what's in the closet
Your wardrobe may be one of the most difficult areas to troubleshoot. Here is the KonMari method of asking yourself: is this object fun? – can help. Categorize clothing loosely by type and try on items if necessary. If you are not sure about the style, the item is stained, does not fit or you do not feel good about it otherwise, it will be placed in the donation box. No exceptions.
After a successful day of debugging, you are ready to donate. You can go to The used goods dealer Thrift stores can be found by zip code, or you can try goodwill.org, or Salvarmarmy.org, Remember that the hardest part of debugging is getting started. Even if it only takes a few minutes, you will be surprised how much you can get rid of and how much better you will feel about the condition of your home and your belongings.