Controlling clutter is not an easy thing to do. Most people are guilty of leaving their clothes on the floor in a hurry or because of lack of closet or storage space. We come into the house, throw our shoes, coats and keys on the counter. Clutter is without a doubt a huge stumbling block to someone who really wants a clean organized house. Once your clothes are all over the floor and the house becomes very cluttered, it becomes more difficult to do a really good cleaning. Therefore, dusting, vacuuming and moping are put on the backburner. Now the task is no longer just cleaning but de-cluttering as well which could seem like a very mcm backpack mini overwhelming task. Do not fret because there are steps to controlling the clutter!
Let’s look at the main culprits of clutter. Number one culprit: PAPER! The mail, newspapers, work papers, your children’s school papers and projects, magazines, etc… There are quite a few ways of organizing your papers to help you de-clutter your home.
1.As soon as you come home, go through the mail – RIGHT AWAY! Keep a garbage bag or blue box under the mailbox or at the front door so you can immediately discard junk mail and mcm backpacks replica unnecessary paper before they even enter your house.
2.Keep a file folder or large index box near the entrance or your computer in order for you to place your bills. If they need to be paid, then put them in a “to do” or “to be paid” section – RIGHT AWAY!
3.In your file folder, have different sections for your different needs – i.e. bills to pay, paid bills, school, work, misc., etc…
4.File important papers – RIGHT AWAY before they turn into clutter.
In regards to school papers and projects, parent’s tend to want to keep everything. You need to learn how to purge in order to teach your children not to be pack rats. A good way to keep mcm backpacks cheap your children’s school stuff in check is to have a clear plastic bin for each child. This could be kept in their closet or under their bed. You can place important projects in this bin and through away the rest. These bins can hold those precious bits of history that your child will love to look through on day.
For de-cluttering other objects or rooms in your house, think about whether you will ever use an item again. It’s important to be honest with yourself. The rule of thumb is… If you haven’t used it in one year, then you should probably get rid of it. You can either sell your stuff or donate it to charity. You can store seasonal items or maternity clothing in storage bins or “Space Bags”. “Space Bags” are plastic bags that you vacuum the air out of to save space.
Another important thing to remember is that if something is broken, damaged or stained, throw it out. This applies to all items, not just seasonal ones. Don’t think twice about it, if you haven’t worn it or it’s worn out, throw it out and don’t look back.