Keep it simpleDecember 11, 2008Posted in house, random Boy how I forget to do this. I need to unclutter and organize around here. I’m up to my eyeballs with stuff! Anyone have some interesting ways on how I can start? (and don’t tell me to throw everything out (Jill)) hahaha. Show Hide 5 comments Add a comment... Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked * Post Comment Δ MelissaSorry, I would agree, my answer is: Toss, Donate, Craigslist, Freecycle, etc. There is a book/website referred to as FLYLADY…she states to do the 27 Fling Boogie…Everyday or every few days, toss 27 things. Set a timer to 5 or 10 minutes. If you think to long about any one item, then you will change your mind. Anyway, your house does not seem cluttered…look at Daves Computer area….that is cluttered! Whatever you do, do not go out and buy enough storage containers for all your things, if you need more storage, buy only a limited few, otherwise, you will just pack things up that you most likely will not look at again until you are cluttered again. Dave calls me the trash queen, he always comes to me and questions me when he can not find something…he just assumes I tossed it if it was not in “it’s” home. I had a personal organizer over last year…what an insite! daliaI am in the same boat. I want to hire someone to do it for me…LOL…too overwhelming. JillLike I told you the other night, I know sometimes it is hard but if you don’t you will just become even more overwhelmed. If you can’t throw it all away I say put what is left in something pretty (like you did with the diapers). Stick to one room at a time. BethMarina, I have been trying to declutter for over a year now, with varying degrees of success. Somehow, as the kids get older, it’s not necessarily easier as they develop their own hoarding issues! I have used the FLYLADY site as well. She’s a little intense though. I also find helpful tips on realsimple.com, unclutter.com, orgjunkie.com….I could go on. Perhaps I’d be more effective if I spent more time doing it, less time reading about it! Pat’s a big believer in closet organizers too…..they’ve helped a lot! julieFirst, you have to create a home for everything and then discipline yourself to always put it back there. Then you won’t have piles building up. If you just “drop” stuff on a table, then you will get clutter. If you have to walk in and drop, then you have to discipline yourself to put it where it belongs before you go to sleep. Then you won’t be creating further clutter. I have A LOT to say on this subject. Create a link for me and we can all discuss it there!