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The "junk drawer" has become a universally acknowledged space where you store all the things that doesn't seem to have a place. It is not always a drawer - it could be a room, box, or a corner in the attic.
In truth, most of us have one, and almost none of us know how to deal with it.
Gather all the items of one category in one spot. You can only decide what to keep and what to discard if you know what you have and how much you have.
Categorization is important in the process of decluttering. The five main categories are clothes, books, paper, miscellaneous, mementos. Gather and assess all like items at the same time. If you have two junk drawers, tackle the objects in both spaces at the same time.
You can have as many subcategories as you need for your home. When it comes to organizing, is easier to start with larger items.
Approach the items according to categories. For example, get all your safety pins in one area and all your paper things in one spot. Then ask how many safety pins do you really need?
Paper piles include mail, bills, receipts, and magazines. When you can't throw anything away, follow a three-folder filing system:
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Putting things away creates the illusion that the clutter problem has been solved.
Organizing all your junk better does not equal getting rid of clutter. And unfortunately most people leap at storage methods that promise quick and convenient ways to remove visible clutter.
For example, set goals like “clothes today, books tomorrow.”
We often store the same type of item in more than one place and when we tidy each place separately, we fail to see that we’re repeating the same work in many locations.