* UPDATE: This post was featured at Clutter Control Freak Blog!
Ok, this is my 4th WFMW Post about my de-cluttering adventure. If you're interested, here's Part 1, 2 and 3. Well... I'm still pursuing this de-cluttering dream...and I must say I am seeing some success.
Last Saturday I dropped off six (6) trash bags full of stuff to Salvation Army. Mind you, these are "good stuff". I actually initially wanted to do a garage sale because I know some of the stuff would sell well but after thinking about it, I knew I don't have the time to do the garage sale and it's better for me to donate it to goodwill.
Now you'd think that with a total of 10 huge bags full of stuff (6 here and 4 on the other post) I got rid off that I am almost done de-cluttering..but the truth is I've only just begun...
It was a great feeling to get rid of those 6 bags and donate them to goodwill. So I am continuing this. Here's an excerpt from that book It's All Too Much that talks about the "trash bag tango":
"...Grab 2 trash bags. Everyday for a week take ten minutes to go around your home and fill one bag with trash - old papers, torn and unusable clothing, out-of-date magazines, anything that you would classify garbage. Fill the other with items you want out of your house. Maybe you want to give them to a friend or family member or charity. Just a consistent 10 minutes a day is all this technique asks of you. Commit to this and you will see significant changes.
Do this everyday for a week and you'll notice a huge difference.
Do this everyday for one month and everyone else will notice a huge difference.
Do it everyday for 3 months and you'll conquer the clutter in your home.
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