Action is today’s name of the game. We take our first action approaching storage clutter. This is a 15-30 minutes max day.
Step 1 – Review your Goal
What goal did you set yesterday? Read it, feel it, own it.
Step 2 – Set your timer for 15-30 minutes (and only 30 minutes)
Stick to it.
Step 3 – Go to Your Storage Space
Use bins or just pieces of paper to mark the spaces as shown below.
Step 4 – Sort Through Items
Grab 1 item at a time.
Place items in their respective spaces.
Don't touch another item until you put it in a space.
Don’t do anything else, just sort.
Step 5 - STOP – When the Timer Goes Off
REALLY!!!! STOP!!!! I don’t care if you are in a groove. I don’t care if you are having fun. STOP!!!!
Step 6 – Trash/Recycle Items
Re-review the trash/recycle items to ensure they can be recycled/trashed.
Then place the items in the trash/recycle bin.
Be sure to put household hazardous waste (batteries, expired meds, etc) in a separate bin/place
Step 7 – Holding Space Items
Move the Holding Space items to the holding space you created in week 1 when we looked at clothing/shoes clutter.
Step 8 – “Keep” Items
Return the keep items back from where you got them.
We will look at what to do with Keep items on a future day.
Step 9 – “Other” Items
Take the "other space items to their correct space.
Step 10 - Reflect & Congratulate
Give yourself a pat on the back. You did it!!! Was this hard? Was this easy? Just reflect on how it all went. Don’t make any of it good or bad. Just observe.
Tomorrow – More Action – Repeat Sorting Routine
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