According to Barbara Hemphill (International speaker, author, Productivity Institute owner, and one of the Founders of the National Association of Professional Organizers) Clutter is caused by postponed decisions. Whether you’re confused about where something belongs, don’t have time to handle it now, are interrupted, or have no place for something, your delayed decisions will be at cause for “piles” and clutter.
Try to train yourself to decide sooner on items whether they belong in your space or not. When you decide to keep something, you’ve made a sub-conscious intention to “do something” with it. If you can be more rigorous with your top-line decisions to keep or toss items right away, you’ll have fewer “postponed” decisions to deal with later.
Find a home and put it there – or get rid of it.
When you think you cannot decide, you can… Just decide. If you don’t like your decision, decide again.
Even the choice to “not decide” is a decision to accept some responsibility for it… and keep it on your mind or in your space.
Chocolate, or vanilla…. CHOOSE!
What are your decisions based on? Please share your tips in the comment box below!