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Out With the Clutter and In With The Good Chi- Day 2

You spend a lot of your time at home, so clutter is not something you want in your space. Think about keeping things simple. If you weave back and forth as you step carefully through the rooms you’ll want to start the declutter there, if only for safety’s sake! Clear out anything that has made a home on the floor. You can donate usable stuff, or just throw it away. After taking care of the floor move to the tabletops and shelves. Put things in piles and be honest about what you need or don’t need. You can keep things, donate them, or throw them out. But a word of advice- don’t move from room to room. Pick a room and work it until finished. Organize the things you do keep and see if you can put them all where they won’t be seen.

It’s tempting to pack your stuff into the closet. Organize the closets, even if they won’t be seen. Closet stuff is often a good collection of things that you’ll donate. If you do that make sure that you clean them. And make sure your “keepers” deserve that label and get used often. Be honest about your clothes. If you haven’t worn it for some time, send it packing.

A word about drawers. They can collect a lot of those little things that you REALLY don’t need. Empty them and again sort by what you’ll keep and what you’ll hang on to.

Gonna have to wrap things up. The plumbers just left after fixing a leak in the laundry room. A whole ‘nother cleaning job to be done. More on clutter later in this space.

JohnK 4/17/2013

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~William Morris