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2) From Fly Lady (see "Resources") – you can do anything for 15 minutes at a time! Work for 15-minutes and then stop before it gets overwhelming.
3) From Fly Lady (see "Resources") - pick out hot spots that really drive you crazy – your mail table, your kitchen drawer - and focus on those. Getting those areas cleared will give you most satisfaction and motivation to keep going.
4) Fill a bag (or several!) to give to your favourite charity. Your clutter can mean a lot to someone who is in need. You get to feel twice as good once you've opened up space in your home as well as in your heart.
5) Keep up with your clutter - spending 5-10 minutes at end of day putting things "back in their place" will save time, space and energy later on.
Now that you've read this article about clutter, are you ready to take action? What can you do differently this week to turn your clutter situation around?
On Web: The Fly Lady http://www.flylady.net
From your bookstore or library: Kingston, Karen (1999). Clear your clutter with Feng Shui. New York: Broadway Books. ISBN 0-7679-0359-5.
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