You are a messy person, an artist…. and sometimes a slob. You never could keep your room clean no matter how hard you tried. You folded clothes, gathered things in boxes – nothing worked. You always ended up in good old mess.
Sounds familiar? I’m here to help. Here are 3 main reasons why you may be stuck in clutter.
- You don’t reorganize – if you always keep your shirts in one place and it doesn’t pass the clean test* something’s wrong. Sit down and think like you have all your furniture new and empty – Where would you put it?
Right now you probably keep other things there, aren’t you? Take them out and there you have it. Reorganize everything untill you have no pile of stuff left
*clean test – lack of feeling you get when you open a closet and think “Ehh… I just cleaned up why is everything scattered here*
- You can’t get into a habit – without the right impulse, it’s hard to keep things organized.
Make a habit of putting things back to their place, preparing earlier what you will need, folding stuff, keeping the right order, etc.
It pays off and saves a lot of time. Looking through your papers in the morning? Or perfect outfit? Guarenteed, you will strew things around. Prepare them the evening before when you’re calm and have time – everything is still in place.
- You own too much – it’s hard to get rid of certain objects.
First, you need to wade through your goods. Do you need all of it? Donate or throw away what you don’t. If you need to keep something, find the most efficient way to store it. In boxes or in bags? Horizontally or vertically? Check what works best for you
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