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.


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