February 11

Taming the Junk

We tend to keep a minimal amount of stuff in our home for a variety of reasons but mostly because we find clutter stressful. During deadlines or periods of high demand for our time, however, the piles start breeding. It stresses Bill and me out. It doesn’t help that our daughter is a pack-rat by nature. I like Fly Lady’s strategy of “start with the kitchen sink.” She advises that if you do nothing else, keep the kitchen sink clean. I also love her idea to set a timer and see how many things you can sort into throw away/give away/recycle in 30 minutes. She also advises to focus on one room at a time. So be advised living room. Today is your day!