Organizational – Activity: Declutter
This week, begin to simplify your life by decluttering stuff!
- Choose one area at a time to work on
- Start with the area that bothers you the most
- Take it in small chunks
For each item, ask:
- Do I love it?
- Do I use it?
- Use the four box method:
“Throw Away”-things that are worn out or broken
“Give Away/Sell”-things that don’t fit, don’t look right, that you haven’t used in the past year
“Put Away”-things that belong elsewhere
“Storage”-things you want to keep
Printable signs for decluttering with the four box method (pdf)
- Follow-up-take things to the location you decided on
SMART GOAL STATEMENT: I will [do what] reduce clutter [by doing what] going through my clothes [when] every evening [for how long] 30 minutes [measured by] eliminating all clothes I don’t use and love [by when] and taking one bag each Saturday to Goodwill.
The Decluttering Checklist below breaks up this task into weekly activities throughout a year.
Download a Decluttering Checklist to add to a Household Binder Notebook.
You might also like the resources at the Home Helper Toolkit and my Household Binder Notebook board at Pinterest, including the Daily PlanIt Cleaning Checklist.
MORE Links to articles on decluttering
The next step is to set up storage for the remaining items. This is one of the weekly activities for a Year of Personal Development.
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