UnStuff Your Life

Why do we hold on to things we don’t need? A guide to clearing clutter and forming new habitsAndrew Mellen

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Now that you’re utilizing the Organizational Triangle to keep current with the objects that you use every day, you’re ready to tackle historic clutter and get organized for good. Here’s the process you’ll want to follow to deal with any clutter hotspot, from your entryway to your closets and from your desk to your kitchen cupboards. For this example, we’ll deal with your desk.

Step 1
Take some “before” pictures. Photographs are a great source of motivation if you ever falter or doubt that progress is being made. Your gut may tell you one thing (“This isn’t happening fast enough,” or “Nothing’s changed; this is a waste of time”), but the photos don’t lie. These images provide proof that the process does work and is moving forward.

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