reduce clutter

Put It Away

I was recently reminded of a favorite organizing expression:  “Don’t put it down — put it away”. I love that saying because it is so simple, yet so rich a description of human behavior. Take a look around your home or office.  Do you see things lying around simply because you placed them somewhere, meaning to get to them later, but never did?

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Don’t Let Your Stuff Crowd You Out!

You’ve all heard of Parkinson’s law, which states that work expands to fill the time available for its completion. Here is the Organizing Goddess’s corollary: Stuff expands to fill the space available for its storage. So how can you limit the amount of stuff and thus reduce clutter?  By limiting the space you make available to it, of course!

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