One Way to Attack De-cluttering

As I’ve mentioned before, I have not yet incorporated the missions nor the de-cluttering into my daily Flylady routine. I have been successfully completing my Zone Missions each week, though, by doing them all at once during a time when Joey is around to supervise the small folk. This has been working out very well and I’m satisfied that this is a solution for me.

I haven’t even been trying to get any de-cluttering done on a regular basis, though. I know that this has to do with avoiding the decision-making that goes with de-cluttering. However, I have been keeping a (short) mental list of the next couple of areas to prioritize when I can see that I can get some de-cluttering help.

I had the opportunity to pull out that mental list when Joey unexpectedly had last Friday off. Before we did anything else that day, he and I spent about half an hour de-cluttering the secretary in the library/guest room. For years, we had our computer in the secretary. Then, when we had more guests this past summer, we decided to relocate the computer and it has worked out very well in its new location. However, we had left behind the plethora of papers, software CDs, labels, etc. that seem to congregate around our computer.

It was wonderful to have Joey’s assistance in the decision-making department. The job got done quite quickly, too. And the wonderful thing about an area being de-cluttered is that I have great hope that it will be maintained. So far, all of the major de-cluttering that we did last summer (laundry room, play room, etc.) has been maintained — to my great happiness and satisfaction.

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2 Responses to “One Way to Attack De-cluttering”

  1. Godiva Says:

    Reading that you uncluttered spaces stayed uncluttered even some months went by seems to be similar to my home though my major unclutter session was done several weeks ago only. Now I look around my home quite often and wonder why am I able to keep it orderly and why not before? Well, I do believe that the answer is, because I did not re-sort things from one place to another but actually got rid of it. I don’t mean that I don’t have any “stuff” left, I do but my stuff has a place and even though I have “empty” space now also empty has a place and my inner self refuses to put somthing that does not belong into this “emptiness”. Donno whether that actually makes sense but that’s how it feels to me. 🙂

  2. thetruevine Says:

    Yes! I think that getting rid of the extra stuff and having those “empty” spaces is the key! Joey even commented to me the other day about how we are being more careful about what we bring into the house, now, especially more “stuff” from rummage sales, etc. We just don’t want to fill up those nice empty spaces. 🙂

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