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Tackle one group of items at a 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?

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Everything in a junk drawer should be uniform and seen.

Ideally, put the items in small boxes and dividers. Then make them visible by storing things vertically. You want to see what you have.

Don't think how you will organise items if you're still considering what to keep. You can only assess available storage space when you're done decluttering.

Sort and throw away first before you put back the stuff you've been collecting in your junk drawer.

Paper piles include mail, bills, receipts, and magazines. When you can't throw anything away, follow a three-folder filing system:

  • Pending papers: Anything that requires action, like a bill you have to pay.
  • Forever papers: Birth certificates...

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 ...

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, m...

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It emphasizes tidying by category (not by location) beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items.
Keep only those things that speak to the heart,
and discard items that no longer spark joy. Thank them for t...

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  1. Discarding by category comes first (clothes first, then books, papers etc.)
  2. Break a category into subcategories (e.g. Tops: shirts, sweaters etc.)
  3. Keep only those things that spark joy (pick them one by one and decide if they stay or not)
  4. After yo...

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 The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

It explores how putting your space in order causes correspondingly dramatic changes in lifestyle and perspective.

Marie Kondo, the author, recommends that you start by discarding and only then thoroughly organize your space in one go.

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