Hot Tip #2: Organizing


Do you come home to a house that bombards you with clutter? Do you have so much stuff that you don’t know what to do with it all? Do you still have things in boxes from your move 18 years ago? If yes to any of these questions, I can help. What you need my friend is a little organization and good session of de-cluttering.

The first rule of getting your crap together or thrown out is: do you use it now? If you haven’t touched it in over 6 months, throw that crap out! Now of course there are exceptions. Justin and I do fondu for Christmas Eve dinner every year. So I don’t touch that stuff for almost a year. That’s an exception. So think about that when you start going through everything. But don’t be like, “Well I used it in 1991, I know I’ll use it again.” Doubt it my friend. Throw it or donate it.

Hey, sometimes you might get in a wild mood on a Tuesday night to do this. Don’t. You’ll have your house in an even bigger mess because you can’t get it all done on a Tuesday night. This is from experience. So spare yourself that.

If it still works, but you don’t use it (or haven’t touched it in 8 years), donate it. If it’s broken and you’ve been dumb enough to keep it for this long, throw it out. Think of all the joy someone else might have with your 15 year-old set of hot rollers. Pure joy!

Clutter not only will take over your house, but it will take over your life. Things have to have a place. If they don’t, get rid of it. Or get some storage solutions! People, let’s not live like slobs. Make it a habit to go through your stuff at least once a year. Because honestly, are you really going to use that telephone (missing the receiver) again? Throw it out!

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