Beth's Hack: Trash Bag Tango
I found this at “Liz’s Eyeview” where Liz was reading “It’s All Too Much” by Peter Walsh. Mr Walsh suggests:
“…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a week take ten minutes to go around your home and fill one bag with trash - old papers, torn and unusable clothing, out-of-date magazines, anything that you would classify garbage.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.”
I “scheduled” this into my housework to-do list on MWF for a month and it has made a H-U-G-E difference in my home which includes 2 toddlers and 2 parents with ADD/ADHD! *wink*
Submitted by Clutter Control Freak Blog Reader Beth Sundman
Posted August 6, 2007, filed in Reader HacksTags: clutter storage organization unclutter containerizing organizing home office clutter hacks under 10 minutes