There’s an old phone and the Tom-Tom navigator we no longer needed once we bought smart phones. Goodness! What a mess. No wonder we forget what’s here. Just opening the drawer wears me out.
Me? I’m sticking to my 15-minutes plan so I don’t drive myself bonkers with overwhelm. Those little chunks give me just enough impetus to keep it up. They support my inner plodder, which sometimes needs a little coaxing to come out of its closet and head down the path.
Do you have clutter that looms in front of you every morning when you wake up and every night when you go to sleep? Take action on that project: Set the timer and spend 15 minutes on it today.
In the beginning, I dreaded tackling my desk. Breaking it into short sessions made it nearly painless–and rewarding.
In fifteen minutes, I don’t get very far clearing paper piles, but with each quarter hour, this pile appears a little more manageable, and strangely, I feel as though I can breathe better.
This is my favorite Monday of the year. For some, January 1 is that day full of beginnings, promise and hope, but this last Monday of the month is the first day of the year when what’s in front of me is mostly my agenda for my own purposes. We’ve just come off a long …
Keeping to 15 minutes of clutter clearing a day is a challenge when entertaining out-of-towners and taking care of a sick child, but the means and the ways are there for the finding.
Holiday clutter can be a special kind of torture to clear, but once it’s done, it’s done for a whole year, even if we have to break the fifteen-minute rule once in a while to get it done.
Best clutter-clearing tip right now: Persevere. No matter what stopped you yesterday or today, pick up and get going. It’s only fifteen minutes. Ready? Set! Go!
If an obstacle gets in your fifteen-minute clutter-zapping way, find a way around, through, over or under it. Don’t let it keep you from making a little more clear space in your life.