January Cure 2016 – Assignment 4

The Totally Free Home Organizing Secret Weapon

For now, just get your outbox set and feel good about putting that that first item in it, knowing that you are well on your way to letting go of things you don’t need. Choose a space that is clearly defined. This area should be out of the way of daily activities and be a place you can comfortably allow to get messy and chaotic for a short while. The Outbox is not garbage, nor does it need to be an actual box; it is a halfway house where things sit while their fate is being decided. Once an item has sat in the Outbox for some time, it releases its hold over the owner and becomes just an ordinary object that one can easily decide what to do with. The Outbox has proven to be extremely successful in allowing people to clear out and heal their homes efficiently on a regular basis.

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

Ah, yes – I remember this. I’m pretty sure there are still random things in our hall closet from last year. On my to-do list for this week is to clean that closet out, so it works that this is an assignment!! I just wish I didn’t have emails that say Assignment 5 and Assignment 6 taunting me with how far behind I am already. Hello, Failure, we meet again. >.<

January Cure 2016 - Assignment 4 | The Wilson BuzzIt had been a hot minute since I looked in this closet. And yes, that cardboard box is full of stuff from last year’s cure. I think it’s been in there long enough to release its hold on me…

January Cure 2016 - Assignment 4 | The Wilson BuzzI mean…it’s better. And I got all our floor-cleaning products put away. They’ve been sort of tucked into a corner of our kitchen for…a few months? So it feels good to have them all tucked away. And fingers crossed I actually get my outbox cleared out this year!

Tell me how you REALLY feel: