Books are usually not the easiest part of decluttering a house. They belong to a part of your life, they have become part of the furnishing, they are your memory, and they form a trusted environment. But they can take up a lot of space, collect dust, and be damaged by silverfish …
Clothing is a recurring theme in terms of organization. Do you have a large pile of clothes on a chair – and thus clothing that is not in the wardrobe? Perhaps those are things that you wear most often.
Assign a fixed place for things – this is a well-known rule of organization. Your keys in particular need a logical and fixed storage place.
If you are looking for a light-hearted way to plan activities, look no further than Lego. You’ve probably got some in the house, but you will need a baseboard. If you also have plenty of bricks and figures, you can go to town.
You have a good idea – to make time to clear up your house. But how do you start? I’ll give you a few important tips:
Imagine your work, or a project in your work, as a vegetable garden. The vegetable garden requires constant attention, but not all the required work can, or needs to be done, at the same time.
The summer period is here, and perhaps you are going on holiday. You often choose a totally different way of life. For example, a small house, a tent, or perhaps just a few bags and a bicycle. You take a condensed selection of stuff with you in a suitcase, and leave the e-mail to its own accord. You limit certain distractions, because then you can enjoy the different holiday surroundings to the fullest. You become nifty at getting along with less stuff, you come up with creative solutions, and finally, without the TV and the computer, you have time for that book.