Organizing expert Peter Walsh says your house is a metaphor for your life. So what does it say about you if your house is full of clutter?
Peter's Basic Principles of De-Cluttering
- Establish a vision for a room and agree on it.
- Decide what will help you achieve that vision and what will not.
- Purge your extra stuff.
- Sort F.A.S.T.:
Fix a time and stick to it. Haul out any item that fits in one of the following categories:
Anything you haven't used in a year
Stuff that doesn't belong
- Next, sort what's left into broad categories like bicycles or tools. Then organize them in separate zones in the room.
- After you are clutter-free, create new routines to stay that way.