It's frustrating when you look around a cluttered home and just don't have any idea where to begin, or what to do just next. This is especially true when looking at clutter areas that didn't exist just a few months ago. So I took a look around and tried to come up with some ideas of what to attack next. You may very well see photos and stories about these in the upcoming weeks.
- Bin of stuff in front of my bureau. These things usually start when you move an open box or other container into a room for some reason or another, then find yourself adding to it. And adding to it. And never remembering what's actually at the bottom. I've already scraped my leg on it a few times walking by it. Enough is enough.
- Then of course there's the top of the Bureau. Like Aslett said, any horizontally flat, open space has the potential of becoming a clutter magnet. Indeed.
- Clearing off the computer desk. See above.
- Swapping out all of the summer and winter clothes. Why go through the hassle when you can just reach into the box marked "winter clothes" and grab one of those sweaters on the go? Well, because you still have those every-day access bureau draws filled with your shorts that you can't wear in December. Time to swap this out BEFORE spring comes.
- Speaking of clothes, it's time to thin out the wardrobe. I did this before, but once-in-a-lifetime isn't going to do it.
- Clearing the floor in the room where I have the computer. Currently, this is my biggest "stuff" room, so it's no easy task. But I think splitting it into 4 or more floor areas can make it manageable.
- Fully unpacking and moving the suitcases from my vacation in November. Honestly, my wife is partially to blame for this too.
- Packing up and mailing a big present, that I promised to a celebrity I met. I'd rather not say what the present is, or who it's going to, but both are big.