Flylady Tips: You Can't Organize Clutter!!

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20.2.10

Flylady Tips: You Can't Organize Clutter!!

It's not spring yet, but as I told you earlier..it's on my mind!  All I know, is that I need to get back in the decluttering habit.  I say habit because few of us have the courage to declutter the house all in one 'fell swoop'.  We give out way before we get done... (usually in the bedroom closet, where our children find us muttering and whimpering to ourselves in unintelligible syllables).  This is not a good thing. 

The problem is that we bring the STUFF (Something That Undermines Family Fun) home with us every single day...bit by bit. And that's the only way to reasonably get rid of the stuff too--in small increments of time.  FlyLady says we DO HAVE TIME. We just need to spend 15 minutes a day--every day. Little by little, like magic, the clutter disappears!!  Organizing after that is super easy!


It was from FlyLady that I learned a very important truth--YOU CAN'T ORGANIZE CLUTTER!  Our problem is rarely an organizational problem--it's a STUFF and CLUTTER problem!  If you take nothing else away from my blog, please get this firmly embedded in your mind,"I do have time..I do have time. 15 minutes of throwing away, giving away etc is not too much to do!"  Make it part of your morning routine. (See mine in my side bar.)

If you would like to know more, then check out FlyLady's website....www.flylady.net.

Let me know which room you will work on this week! I'll be checking my emails from the tournament.   I'm planning to spend 15 minutes a day in my bedroom...when I get home of course!!  Maybe I'll start in my purse, but that shouldn't take more than 15 minutes...should it??  Yipes!!

4 comments

Breathing In Grace said...

Oh, I love the FlyLady, too....not flying too high yet...but I'm getting there!! What is it she says...baby steps...baby steps. Very good reminder!!! Thanks!

Trudy Callan said...

Donna, I made a cake for my mom's birthday yesterday using your suggestion of replacing the oil and water with butter and milk. It was really good.

GlorV1 said...

I need to declutter Donna. I have accumulated so much stuff and I do mean stuff. I will take it one day at a time. Tomorrow I'll ask myself, Self, what are you going to get rid of today? :D Seriously, thanks for this post, I needed that. Take care.

Donna said...

Hi Ladies, I'm just one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread. I learn everything the 'hard' way. I'm glad this post helped. I'm sharing the 'jewels' I gleaned from FlyLady and this was the next to best one.

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