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Rules for Uncluttering Cont’d, Rule 4

RULE 4:  HANDLE SOME THINGS ONCE This rule is necessary because of the excuse “for now.” For example, “I will put this jacket here for now,” or “I will put this stack of papers here for now.” This phrase should be forbidden to a known clutterer. Once

Still More Rules for Uncluttering, Rule 3

RULE 3: EFFICIENCY COUNTS; STORE THINGS ACCORDINGLY! Perhaps you’ve seen the classic movie Cheaper by the Dozen. The head of the household in this movie was an efficiency expert. (Remember them? Businesses used to hire them all the time. They still do, but now they call them

More Rules For Uncluttering, Rule 2

RULE 2:  USE IT OR LOSE IT! This rule is particularly helpful when you are attempting to implement Rule 1 and are getting rid of some of your stuff. How do you decide what to keep and what to toss? The best advice for this rule is:

Rules for Uncluttering, continued

In the next few articles we will continue to cover some rules that will help you out of a lifestyle bogged down with stuff, from our book Clutter Control. Rule 1:  WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT Nothing we say can have such a liberating effect on