The journey of frugality occasionally requires us to stock up to save money over the long term. Stocking up can be from small nails and screws to the food pantry and plastic containers for leftovers. Over time you want to make a limit for yourself on how much you will stock up on items, like cereal box liners. For some it is a number and others it is space.
The process of sorting can be overwhelming when you have reached your limit. Consider doing the sorting before you stock up on an item. I consider a few of these ideas before I fill out forms for free items. It cuts down what is coming into the house right off the bat.
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a. Do it in small chunks of space or items at a timeb. Set the timer for 15- 30 minutes and go at the clutter as quick as possiblec. Be callous in your decisions, unless it is important paperwork related to taxes, birth, death, marriage and insurance documents. You will know them when you see them.d. Congratulate yourself when you are done, whether large or small.
Other Sites to Help:
✭ Flylady.net - The FlyLady's Simple FLYing Lessons Will Show You How to Get Your Home and Your Life in Order
✭ OrganizedHome.com - Articles, tips and free printables to help you clean house, cut clutter and organize life at home
✭ GetOrganizedNow.com - Offers tools, ideas and articles. Features monthly checklists, a discussion forum, e-courses and a newsletter.
✭ UnClutterer.com - Recent blog posts on Ultra-small living in downtown Tokyo and the uncluttering process is that silver wrapping paper