Clutter Cleaner 2
But first, it is beneficial for you to actually see what you have and how it looks to others. You can do that yourself by taking pictures of the rooms that you want to organize and then take action. They say “a picture is worth a thousand words” and the pictures you take will definitely say a lot to you. We tend to get complacent with what we are doing and get used to the disorder, but other people looking at the pictures will immediately be able to see what needs to be done. That is the purpose of the pictures we take and it will shock us into action. Now you are ready to begin the task of getting rid of the clutter. Clutter Cleaner – Part 2 will specifically tell how to go about completing that.
When you don’t have organization skills when it comes to cleaning your house, then you need to just get rid of the extra stuff. As inspiration to stay with the task as we saw in Clutter Cleaner – Part 1, you will need to take pictures of the rooms you want to change. Post the pictures of the area you have decided to clean so that you can see what other people see. Now we are ready to actually get to work cleaning the clutter. Do one area at a time, like a bedroom or kitchen.
Whichever area is the worst in your opinion, or is the most important to you to correct, is the place you should start. Begin the process by matching up items and getting rid of things that don’t match, don’t have lids, or are not part of sets (like socks, earrings, or toys). Keep a big, plastic trash can close by to throw things that are obviously not good anymore or broken. Then, begin to remove the “good” stuff. Keep in mind as you remove articles from the room that you must place each thing is its correct pile: donate, discard, or keep.
With all the stuff removed from the room and separated into piles, it is a good idea to go through the keep pile one more time and thin it down to half again. In your keep pile, you probably have a number of pairs of shoes and even extra clothing that you will not wear. Going through the keep pile again will give you a chance to eliminate the extra pairs of shoes that you don’t wear but still look good or are band new. If you haven’t worn them, then you need to donate them. Only keep the shoes you use that fit neatly into the closet. Clothing that is good or new, or that you haven’t worn in a year or more needs to be donated also.
Now that you have all the stuff out of the room and sorted into piles, you can do anything extra that you had been outing off for awhile. For instance, you wanted to change the curtains and bedspread, or change the color of the paint, or replace an old dresser, add shelving to the closets, or even clean the windows so now you have the perfect chance to do any of those things.