There is no magic wand that can make the clutter in our homes shrink. A lot of people seem to have the hope, the belief, yes, even the expectation that a Professional Organizer can rearrange their stuff and make it all fit better. Alas, this is rarely the case.
This week: some other re- words to revitalize the process. First up: Reduce
Every decluttering project is about reducing. Today, look for things that are taking up more space than necessary. Are there some boxes being stored (for a very good reason) that could be flattened?
Are there half-empty containers of ketchup, relish, or spices that could be consolidated? Boxes of cereal containing just one serving? Shampoo bottles with a couple of ounces left?
Resolve to use them this week or combine them with their replacements, and get rid of all the extra packaging.