Sure-Fire Ways to Get on Top of Your Clutter

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated December 11, 2014)

There is an old saying, which is almost a cliche now that goes something along the lines of "an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure." What this means is simply that if you take a little bit of time to think and plan prior to actually doing anything is better than just jumping in and winging it. This applies equally well when organizing things or anything else in life. Surely this is a truism that is readily recognizable to anyone. So, that being said here are a few sure fire ways to get on top of your clutter.

  • Contemplate purchases. Anytime you are in the store getting ready to make a purchase, you should ask yourself the simple question, "Do I really need this?"It is really hard for a place to get cluttered if there is nothing to clutter it with.
  • Make a list. In the event that you are already faced with considerable clutter you can solve this problem pretty easily. To do this, simply go through your home and make a list of which rooms are in the most need of clutter control. Whichever room you deem the worst off, is where you are going to begin. This is basically something that you can think of as a map towards a more organized home or office. Follow it, use it, don'
  • Set a schedule. After you have made your list of where to begin, you now need to decide when. Do not just decide when to begin, but also when you should be finished with each stage of your project. Part, perhaps the largest part, of the importance of using this step is the psychological impact that comes along with a deadline. If you have never experienced it before, one of the ways that you are going to feel that impact is notice how any deadline can give you a series of milestones. These are milestones that you can use to be able to judge your own progress.

When you have taken these few simple steps, you are ready to gain control of your clutter. Keep in mind that these steps are simply a starting point. In other words, these are a way for you to plan and prepare your path. In short, this is a way for you to organize yourself for the task of clearing your clutter.

Author Bio

Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

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