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A Declutter Formula to Help You Throw Stuff Away Without Regret

The RFASR Declutter Formula

  • Recency — “When was the last time I used this?”
  • Frequency — “How often do I use this?”
  • Acquisition Cost — “How difficult/expensive is it to get this?”
  • Storage Cost — “How much space and maintenance cost is it tied to?”
  • Retrieve Cost — “What costs are associated with retrieving it or it becoming outdated?”

R (Low) + F (Low) + AC (Low) +SC (High) + RC (High) = Not Worth It

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A Declutter Formula to Help You Throw Stuff Away Without Regret

A Declutter Formula to Help You Throw Stuff Away Without Regret

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Over 300,000 items...

...is  the number of items in the average American home.

That’s true even though 1 in 10 Americans (and rising) rent offsite storage and even though the size of the American house has tripled in the past 50 years.

3 common problems...

...most people run into when trying to determine usefulness of an item:

  • Exaggerating or over-emphasizing its need in the future.
  • Underestimating the cost and space it takes up.
  • Ignoring the storage cost.

The RFASR Declutter Formula

  • Recency — “When was the last time I used this?”
  • Frequency — “How often do I use this?”
  • Acquisition Cost — “How difficult/expensive is it to get this?”
  • Storage Cost — “How much space and maintenance cost is it tied to?”
  • Retrieve Cost — “What costs are associated with retrieving it or it becoming outdated?”

R (Low) + F (Low) + AC (Low) +SC (High) + RC (High) = Not Worth It

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