Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Inspired To De-clutter - Works For Me Wednesday

The last 2 posts I had on this topic "getting rid of clutter" I titled it Step 1 and Step 2 but actually they were just intros (duh!). This week is the real step one. I decided to continue posting about my progress reading this book and it's application because I believe this will encourage many who are like me.

Step 1 is titled "Kick Start - Tackling the Surface Clutter".

According to Peter, there are two kinds of clutter: 1) the Lazy clutter which are the stuff that accumulates out of negligence overtime and 2) the Stored treasures which are the ones with sentimental values that we feel attached to.

To kick off, we started with the Lazy Clutter. The acronym is FAST. It's actually a plan of action that means 1) Fix a Time 2) Anything not used for 12 months 3) Someone else's stuff 4) Trash

Like in my previous posts, I really can't go into details because it will be a long post. But I encourage you to buy the book. Last Saturday, I drove to Salvation Army with 3 BIG TRASH BAGS of STUFF that we donated. These are good usable stuff but we really don't need them now and it's better to donate to goodwill instead of cluttering our house. I tell you, it works! There's probably another 3 BIG BAGS that we will have this weekend when we start going through everyone's drawers.

I am happy and looking forward to a more de-cluttered house. I'll keep you all posted. :)

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Joyful Days said...

I am going to look up that book. But wouldn't it just be easier for you to hop a plane and come visit and help me declutter. Oh well...worth a try. :)LOL

Dru said...

I read this book earlier this year and there are some great ideas in it. I've been decluttering my whole house for 2 months now and have come up with some decluttering tips of my own.

Enjoy purging!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I want to check that book out! Seriously...Saturday I took a box of stuff to Goodwill and Monday I brought a small bag of my youngest daughter's clothes to a co-worker. Clutter makes me nuts and our house was getting out of control which makes me STRESSED!

Good for you Liza. And I'm trying to "declutter" my life too by saying no more. I tend to be one of those "can't say no" mothers and that's bad!

Jen said...

Thanks for the great book recommendation. I will definitely have to check it out. Those are really good ideas.