After writing yesterday’s blog, I decided to apply the ‘start at the front door’ concept to the spare room; a room that’s bugged me for 10 years! I have many pictures of that room with clutter in it, and although I don’t have previous pictures to hand right now, I imagine that it’s mainly the same clutter but in different places, with items being added every so often.
Sometimes, when I’m really feeling motivated, items move out of the room in rubbish bags or charity bags – whoopee! Sometimes I even find places for the items around the house or give them away. The problem I have is that I find it difficult to make decisions about what to do with the stuff.
Today, I started at the entrance to the room and worked my way in, armed with one rubbish bag and one charity bag and made quick decisions. I also immediately put things away that needed to travel to other rooms. One hour later, I hoovered the area of carpet that was visible and stopped to make dinner.
When I walked back in after dinner, it was like walking into a different room. The narrow corridor that I had created over the years with the boxes of clutter either side was wider and I could actualy walk in without turning sideways.
I still need to repeat the ‘start at the front door’ tip that I started doing yesterday, and make sure that I also keep on top of that area every day. If I then do 10-15 mins in the spare room on top of that daily task, I should make progress.
Do you have any daily routines that help you keep on top of clutter?
Until next time…