Paper Clutter: How To Get Rid Of It For Good

Great advice on dealing with paper clutter

I know from all the comments I get that paper clutter is a big problem for a lot of you so, seeing as I’ve just completed the ‘paper’ category of the KonMari Method (watch the video here: The KonMari Method — Papers), I thought I’d share some of my tips on eliminating paper clutter once and for all. Onwards! ->

Delegating: How To Draft In Helping Hands

Delegating.

Delegating isn’t something reserved for executives or fat-cats. If you have any form of responsibility, whether it be for a Fortune 500 company, a family, or a few four-legged friends, you have an opportunity to take some of the pressure off yourself by asking others to help out. But I know how hard it can be to ask for help, so I’ve compiled some of my top tips for ensuring there’s no awkwardness, and that everyone chips in so the work gets done and you stay sane. As a self-certified control-freak, I find it difficult to let go of the reins… Onwards! ->

My KonMari Journey — ‘Komono’ — The Attic

KonMari Method Attic

{ If you’re just joining the party bus, catch up on my KonMari journey to date. Or head on over to YouTube to hear me talk about it (including the corresponding video for today’s post). Or if you’ve no idea what I’m talking about, read my introduction to the KonMari Method. } I feel like there should be dramatic music here because this was such a daunting and challenging task, and in a dusty and cramped environment to boot. To me, the attic used to hold a lot of awe and wonder — it was where my parents stored Christmas presents… Onwards! ->

My KonMari Journey — ‘Komono’ — Laundry Room (& more!)

You can keep a secret, right? Super. Then you’re not going to tell Marie Kondo that, recently, I’ve been tackling some locations instead of categories, are you? Excellent. On with the KonMari show! After finishing the kitchen (which you can read about here), I was frustrated by the amount of stuff that was still in there. Toys, for example. And books. And things that had been “discarded” in the kitchen purge but were still sitting around waiting to be re-homed to the charity shop. So I did the only thing I could think of that would bring me some sanity… Onwards! ->

My KonMari Journey — ‘Komono’ — Kitchen

This wasn’t strictly “the kitchen” because KonMari would strike me down dead for going room by room instead of category by category. But most of the stuff lived in the kitchen, so that was just the handiest name to put on it. It basically comprised of anything involved in making a meal, including the food and drink itself, along with kitchen cleaners, first aid, medication, and vitamins. This category broke new ground for me because I had to get my husband involved. And, given that he works full-time and isn’t totally on board with the decluttering process, I decided that  <HOT TIP> … Onwards! ->