Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
Moving from one place to another is an involved process that may take a lot of time and cause a lot of stress. One way I help reduce your stress is to show you how to declutter your home well before you actually move. I have several techniques and tips to help you declutter - a few of them include:
Give away one item each day. If you simply plan and give away just one item a day and take a year to do it you will have gotten rid of over 350 items. No small feat and it goes a long way to simplifying your life and your move.
Another favorite decluttering technique of mine is to grab a simple large trash bag and see how quickly you can fill it. While much of what you collect will be trash this could also be used to fill a bag for Goodwill.
Closet Hanger Technique. To identify wardrobe pieces to clear out, hang all your clothes with the hangers in the reverse direction. After you wear an item, return it to the closet with the hanger facing the correct direction. After six months, you’ll have a clear picture of which clothes you can easily discard. This technique could also be applied to a number of clutter areas in your home.
Take the 12-12-12 Challenge. A simple task of locating 12 items to throw away, 12 items to donate, and 12 items to be returned to their proper home can be a fun and exciting way to quickly organize 36 things in your house. This is just a variance on the one a day technique shown above.