Monday, May 11, 2009

Reducing Clutter In Your Home

1. The first rule is actually a reality check-..If you can't find what you need within 5 minutes, no matter what you think, yes, your house is cluttered.

2. Get everyone in your family on the declutter, organization bandwagon. Have everybody in the house pick 5 personal items that can be thrown away or given to charity.

3. If the counter top or table surface isn't visible, take action ASAP.

4. Establish a specific place for the things you use every day especially in the entryway or kitchen--hooks for keys, a basket for the mail, hooks for coats, a basket for shoes left by the door.

5. Always give the living room a quick pickup before bedtime. Be relentless in tossing out papers, newspapers, magazines, and junk mail.

6. The sixth rule for reducing clutter: Every time you bring something new into the house, try to make sure something old goes out.

7. And the final rule: If you aren't using it--or haven't used it in a year, get rid of it.

This is a friendly reminder from DJ Tesh of KSII-FM 93.1 FM El Paso, Texas