Memory Museums

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Overwhelmed by sentimental stuff?  Designate “memory museums”–  storage containers, chests, display cabinets or drawers–for storing personal memorabilia.  Plan to revisit the contents periodically, or at least annually; the process should bring up happy memories while encouraging you to weed out … Continued

Take Time To Make Time

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Set aside uninterrupted time regularly for accomplishing specific tasks such as filing, correspondence, bill-paying, putting things away, etc. A ticking timer can help keep you on track.

Categorize

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Put like things together, and group like tasks together to save time.

Move It or Leave It

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Summer means vacation time for the lucky, but for the not-so-lucky it may mean preparing for a move. If you are dreading the packing and unpacking processes, here’s a mantra to chant as you proceed: “The less stuff I choose … Continued

Conquering Calendar Clutter

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One of the simplest time-management aids–and clutter conquerors–is a ruled, desk-blotter-sized calendar, located on the wall near the phone you use most often.  A super-large calendar can provide a good place for notes and lists to come home to roost; … Continued

7 WAYS TO CONQUER CLUTTER

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1. If you frequently misplace things, perhaps it’s because you move from place to place clutching something in your hands that you end up putting down somewhere it doesn’t belong.  Make a conscious effort to release objects from your grasp … Continued

Stuff to Remember

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Overwhelmed by sentimental stuff?  Designate “memory museums”–  storage containers, chests, display cabinets or drawers–for storing personal memorabilia.  Plan to revisit the contents periodically, or at least annually; the process should bring up happy memories while encouraging you to weed out … Continued

Conquering Cabinet Clutter

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One way to cut down on cabinet clutter is to get in the habit of discarding inefficient packaging from frequently used supplies, replacing it with reusable, convenient containers & dispensers.  Utilize clear plastic canisters  that can be used for a … Continued

Conquering Car Clutter

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To prevent your automobile from becoming a clutter-mobile, do some decluttering each time you stop to get gas.  After you’ve filled up the tank, take a moment to clear out trash and put your car’s contents in order. Having easy-to-use … Continued

Danger: Empty Files

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Here’s a trick question:  What’s potentially more hazardous–an over-stuffed file folder or an empty one?  Answer: An empty folder–when it’s unlabeled and mixed in among full ones.   Don’t make the common mistake of storing extra file folders in with … Continued

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