Watch Incoming! Become A Clutter Sleuth!

“How did this happen?,” a client laments as she looks at the disaster area that is her office. I’ll bet that’s happened to you a time or two! You get busy, turn around and you’re in the middle of a mess.

To be able to make real progress in creating and maintaining a clutter-free environment, you first have to get conscious about how it gets cluttered.

This week, make it a point to notice the many sources of things that come into your space–the mail, things dropped by others, things dropped by you, items given to you by others, items left out by you etc. Once you get conscious of how the stuff gets there, you can then devise ways to intervene to reduce and manage incoming, reduce stress and be better organized.

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