Sunday, March 07, 2010

Uncluttering the Soul. Er... House.

Today, I began my adventure with the editor of, Erin Doland's book, Unclutter Your Life in One Week.  It is a pleasant read and has some good tips, so I decided to start right at the beginning.  It walks you through a week of uncluttering both work and home, a day at a time.  Since I was ready and anxious to go, I began Monday morning's activity, purging excess clothes from your closet, early.  I am glad I did.

While I think the tips, guidelines and lists are very helpful, I am flabbergasted at the proposed schedule for attempting to unclutter in one week.  It seems like the intent for the closet reorganization was that it would somehow be accomplished in the time you have before work in the morning!  It took me about four hours to gather all my clothes, sort through them and return the remaining items to their rightful spots; there is no way I could have done this Monday before work, lest I had woken up at 4am. 

The good news is that I am happy with the clothes that I have decided to keep.  The styles and quantity are both appropriate, and I am confident that there is nothing left that I would skip over.  The closet looks great and it will be easy to pick clothing to wear each day.

Though the schedule is unrealistic, I think I am going to struggle my way through, keeping up the best that I can, with the idea that I will be done whenever I am done, though I suspect it will be something longer than a week.

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