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10 lies people tell themselves about clutter

By Green News on 09/07/2010 – 7:00 am PDTLeave a Comment

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10. Lie: I’ll get to it tomorrow.
Tomorrow will be a good day. I’ll spend all morning sorting, organizing, and disposing of all this stuff. I’ll start with the bills and business stuff. First, I’ll pick up some cute file folders and mark everything by bill type, and then…

Solution: Setting your expectations too high is the demon behind procrastination and lying to yourself about clutter. Saying you’ll tackle everything in one day is a set up for failure.

Instead, start small. Instead of saying you’ll create a filing system with custom folder labels, start by just opening the stack of bills that’s sitting on your kitchen counter. You don’t have to pay them now: Just open them. Baby steps.


9. Lie: Well, I’ve been trying to give it away, but no one wants it.
Seriously, I keep asking my friends if they want to take up soap-making, as I have a whole bin of cool soap molds. What about their kids? It would be a fun vacation project…

Solution: When in doubt, throw it out. If you don’t want it, and no one you know wants it, it’s probably a useless item.

It’s hard to face the fact that you wasted money on a useless item. Whether it sits unused in your house and clutters your life, or if you throw it away, it’s a waste. My mom’s diet coach says, “Waste equals waste

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