2017 January Cure: Assignment 4

Set Up an Outbox

  1. Anything can go in the Outbox
  2. The Outbox is allowed to get messy
  3. Everything must stay in the Outbox for at least one week
  4. After that time you have several choices
    • Take anything back out
    • Leave anything you are undecided about for one more week
    • Dispose of the rest by moving to the recycling bin or giveaway pile

Once you get used to separating first and disposing of later, you’ll find that clearing clutter gets easier and easier.

In the past I’ve used our downstairs hall closet as the Outbox, but Mr. T also uses it as the “Place to Shove Everything When I Clean” area, so it’s rekt. Since I’m doing organization for the entire year, and am planning on dragging junk up and down the stairs to sort it in the guest bedroom and bonus room, I figure the best place will be the upstairs landing. It’s usually full of junk, anyway, so it’s nbd for it to be full of junk right now.

I actually had just cleaned the landing, too. One of my personal chores yesterday was to vacuum the stairs and landing – they were in desperate need! This is the only space in our house that still has carpet, so it takes even more motivation than usual to pull out the vacuum. Stairs were always my least favorite part – and now they’re my only part!!

I thought I’d take a picture last night so I waited to post this, but I definitely didn’t do that. I had a couple of friends come over for dinner, and by the time they left I just passed out on the couch. I didn’t do ANY of my chores that I scheduled for last night. Oops!


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