by Susan McCarthy
There are times during the year when you have neither the time nor inclination to get involved in a large decluttering project. Decluttering small spaces – the top of an end table, a single shelf, the area around the bathroom sink – serves the greater purpose of reinforcing your intention to become an organized person.
Some small spaces to consider decluttering (these areas won’t be accompanied by articles this month):
Another advantage to decluttering small spaces is that it takes less time to maintain order in these places. You can quickly notice the dirty coffee mug and magazine set on the previously cleared coffee table. Putting the mug in the dishwasher and the magazine in its basket not only keeps the space clear but also acts as a reminder that this is the type of action an organized person takes.
Devoting 15-to-30-minutes to organizing one small space won’t transform your home. However, if you viewed your entire home as a collection of small spaces to declutter and organize, you’d become organized – all without blocking off an entire Saturday to clean the garage.
Do you want to become organized, but you don’t have a lot of time to declutter? This month’s articles are focused on small spaces; sign up for A Less Cluttered Life’s emails to get these articles delivered to your inbox.
I help people focus on what's important to them by guiding them through clearing clutter and distractions from their lives. I teach decluttering and organizing skills through articles; books; courses; speaking engagements; as well as virtual coaching sessions.