This is your "kick start" to cleaning. Make it quick and dirty - no lingering to make tough decisions now. Walsh tells us there is 2 types of clutter -
- Lazy clutter - unfiled papers, junk mail, magazines etc.
- Stored treasures - grandma's pot holders, baby's first pair of shoes, etc
- F - fix a time
- A - Anything not used for 12 months
- S - Someone else's stuff
- T - Trash
If you haven't used it for a year, it's time to let go of it. If it belongs to someone else, it's time for them to reclaim it. And if it's trash, THROW IT OUT!
Things that you decide to KEEP, find a place for them. Trash - be sure to get it to a trash can ASAP so it's not tempting you to reclaim it (renting a dumpster may be helpful if you are taking a weekend to declutter). Make arrangements for others to pick up their items - or make arrangements for charities to pick up donations. Do not let anything "out the door" come back into your home!
if you plan on having a yard sale, do it as soon as possible. And be sure to not allow anything that doesn't sell back in your home!
Told you this was EASY!