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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Overwhelmed with Clutter? Make an Appointment with Yourself!

Having trouble getting that decluttering done? Make an appointment with yourself! 
Put it on your calendar just as you would a doctor's appointment or a luncheon appointment. 


Start with one hour a week. I think you'll be surprised at how much you can do in just one hour! In fact, you'll probably be motivated to go longer than an hour once you get started. 

But don't schedule your appointment with yourself for longer than an hour because it may overwhelm you. Just leave some extra time in your schedule in case you're still motivated after an hour.

Put on your favorite music and have some fun!  

If you really want to get serious, set a deadline for each decluttering job and celebrate after accomplishing each one!

One of my current clients has been enjoying having friends over because her house is no longer filled with clutter. You may enjoy doing the same.

More on decluttering:

A Simple Way to Stay Focused on Decluttering/Cleaning

A Tisket A Tasket - Decluttering with a Basket