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Is it clutter?

Posted in 'Clutter' on May 17, 2008

Whenever I go into someone's house to help them declutter, I always get told that they aren't really sure if it is clutter or should be kept, so it just gets kept. Here are a few rules to help you decide whether it should be kept or thrown out:

Is it clutter? Ask yourself these 7 questions to help you decide.

1. If I haven't used it within the last year or probably never will – It's clutter
2. If it's broken and has been broken for the last year, I have no intention of ever fixing it or using it – so it's clutter.
3. If it doesn't fit me, and hasn't fit me for a year - it's clutter.
4. If it's valuable or an heirloom, and I want to keep it for my children I'll keep it. If I have no intention of having children I will give it to the next closest relative.
5. If it's a gift I am hanging on to because it was a gift, not because I like it or use it – it's clutter.
6. If I have 25 sets of the same thing – it's clutter
7. If it's past its use by date – it's clutter .

I hope that helps clarify things for you.



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