Saturday, February 20, 2010
I'm visiting Dad this weekend and, as he is suffering from a cold and chest infection, he didn't feel like going out today, so we set to on the piles of paperwork, unread stacks of magazines and numerous unsolicited catalogues and other advertising rubbish that continually flows through his letterbox.
After working from 9.30 this morning until 5pm, with a half hour break for lunch, we had it more or less sorted. Mind you, I did have to sneakily remove a few items which had been on the 'uncertain' pile, but then, as I pointed out, if you decide to keep things 'in case they might come in useful', you are placing an added burden on yourself. You either have to find somewhere to put it, or having decided that the object will be useful, you are then obliged to find a use for it, thus creating extra work for yourself. Far easier, quicker and more satisfying just to chuck it in the bin or recycling box.
Then you can sit back and enjoy the experience of tidiness and space. There is nothing like de-cluttering to give that sense of satisfaction!
Are you listening to me, Keith? Make sure NASA is suitably de-cluttered by the time I get back!
I have always wanted a minimalist look in my home.
I'm still waiting...