What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while. Gretchen Rubin
This quote was part of Chris Guillebeau’s newsletter about Life’s Priorities (a “must read!”) and is very relevant to anyone who is struggling with clutter and disorganization.
If you want to finally get your home or office decluttered, you have to be willing to do two things nearly every day:
- Stop the inflow.
- Schedule frequent, consistent time to declutter.
As long as you keep collecting items that don’t have a specific purpose or a specific place, you perpetuate the chaos. The same is true if you reject the idea that a little every day is better than working on “big chunks” a couple of times a year.
Unless you commit to these two steps, you will stay “stuck” and forfeit being able to live the life you dream about.
Do you resist the notion of decluttering a little every day? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Hazel Thornton says
It doesn’t get simpler than this!
Brenda Spandrio says
We do like to complicate things, don’t we??