How to Declutter in 15 Minutes For Those Who Struggle With Too Much Stuff, Part 2
The objective here is to learn to make brief sprints toward decluttering in order to destroy the decision fatigue that holds you back from decluttering.
Master this on a small level.
Then, you’ll be more likely to follow through on a big level.
Today, the sock drawer. In the future, your whole damn closet. Read part one here.
Step 1: Tiny Housekeeping Tasks That Pack a Big Punch
You don’t need to spend more than a minute on any of these. But if you do, you do. That just means you need to carve out 1 minute more often to slay these tasks:
- Clean out the lint from your dryer. Motivation? You don’t want a house fire.
- Wipe down your computer keyboard & electronics. The by-product? You’ll be inspired to clear off your desk a little.
- Find 1 thing to throw away right now: a gnarly pet toy, something weird in your fridge, or a piece of paper clutter. You’ll feel accomplished.
Do just one or all three.
Total time: 1–3 minutes.
Step 2: Clean Out Your Sock Drawer
I never did the Marie Kondo thing where you pull all the stuff out of the closet at once and throw it on your bed. Honestly — that would take me a whole day. I don’t have a whole day.
So I do bite-size de-clutterings instead.
Today: the sock drawer. Pair up the ones that are still paired and chuck the rest. That’s it!
Total time: 5–10 Minutes
Step 3: Get Rid of That Thing In Your Kitchen You Don’t Need
You know what it is. It could be a cracked mug you were going to fix or a tool you never use. Release it.
Total time: 1 minute
Congrats 🎉 You’re building up your decluttering muscle!
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