We just bought another book about clutter. It’s called Clutter Rehab—101 Tips and Tricks to Become an Organization Junkie and Love It!.
Laura Wittmann, the author, makes a lot of good suggestions—101 of them, of course. Many of them seem like common sense or are tips we’ve heard before:
- Do not keep more than three months’ backlog of magazine articles.
- If you haven’t used something for a year, get rid of it.
- Have a donation station.
However, Wittmann organizes a lot of information in a easy-to-read book with one tip on each page. And she makes some good points. One of our favorites is: “If you aren’t using something and it isn’t bringing a smile to your face every time you see or use it, why are you hanging onto it?”
What’s the message? If you read a book and say smugly I knew most of this already, then it’s time for you to write your own suggestions. Write your own advice, and then take action.