I’ve been thinking a lot about clutter – about how it can stress us, immobilize us, keep us from being social, and from moving forward with our lives. Mostly, I’ve been considering the usual methods for dealing with clutter. There are a lot of de-cluttering systems out there and plenty of people to help us get organized and out from under the stuff. But, I can’t help feel that the clutter will simply creep back in as soon as the book is tucked away or the professional organizer’s positive influence wanes. Being uncluttered “isn’t a diet, it’s a way of live.” Little habits learned and positively rewarded will be the change.
I’ve believed for a long time that the de-cluttering strategy of pulling everything out and then trying to deal with all the newly created piles of chaos is incredibly overwhelming. It sets us up to fail. Knowing there must be an easier, more permanent way, I did some online research over coffee this morning and I found Dana White, author of De-cluttering at the Speed of Life and her blog, A Slob Comes Clean. I’m so excited, I had to share this!
Dana’s system is not a system at all. It’s easy to chew, bite-sized pieces of success. You see results right from the very first step – and there are only five!
Here’s a video interview that starts a little slowly (technical issue up to about two minutes in), but it gets going and she really explains how this works. Check it out: https://youtu.be/L36xxgXsV_k Dana has two books, a blog and podcasts. All the links and helpful stuff are on her website: https://www.aslobcomesclean.com/
Let me know if you try Dana White’s approach and, if so, what your experience is.