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Before you dive head first into that clutter packed space let’s go over some purging rules to keep in mind.


One year rule

If you haven’t worn it/used it/looked at it in a year, get it out of your house.

Broken beyond repair

It’s broken, it’s busted, it’s a goner.  Get it gone.

Not even yours

This is the worst type of clutter – you don’t even own it!  Give it back to the person who does.


Life gets busy, and you shouldn’t put more pressure on yourself by feeling responsible for things.  They are just things, and don’t get you any closer to your goals.

‘Just in case’

Think about your items you keep for this reason.  Have any of those events come up when you actually needed them?  Maybe, but it doesn’t matter right now.


Magazines and newspapers are old; the information contained in them is likely outdated.  All of this information is easily found on the web.  This goes for books also.


There are items we are just done with, but haven’t gotten around to getting rid of them.  Now is that time.  Done.

Simply the best

Only put back into your closets and cupboards the best of what you own or things that you simply cannot part with.

Keeping these rules in mind will help you really make the most of your purge.  Are you ready to start getting organized by letting go?


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