Got Clutter? Deciding What to Keep, What to Purge

Published Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:45 PM

Minimalists of the world, this post isn't for you. You already turn a steely eye on all items and paperwork, paring down your life to the strict essentials. This post is for anyone with a kitchen drawer full of doodads and closets that might generously be called...full.

If you crave a simple, streamlined home and work space, but are undone by deciding what to keep, what to toss, check out our round up of resources. You'll be clutter free in no time.

Paperwork: Piles of papers are a major source of stress. Figuring out what papers need to be kept, and which you can happily toss is easy using our past post File or Toss? A Handy Guide for Assessing Your Paperwork.  You'll learn tips the time-frame for keeping certain documents, which papers need to be kept for a lifetime and which papers can be circular-filed immediately.

Kitchen: Is your pantry a repository of dusty canned goods and spices past their expiration date? Tame kitchen clutter with the useful tips here  and here.  While you're at it, consider organizing your kitchen with an eye towards wellness and healthy eating with the tips in our past post Organizing Your Kitchen for Wellness. 

Closets: Are your closets full to bursting? Create breathing room with the tips in our past post Organizing Your Closet for Sweater Weather.  Don't let the name fool you, this post has closet cleaning tips for more than just sweater season. So if you can't figure out where the heck your bathing suits and flip flops are in your avalanche of clothes, this post is for you as well.

How do you assess what to keep, what to toss? Share your thoughts here and on the Pendaflex Facebook page.

 

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