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Clutter Busters


If you don’t have time to organize a space from top to bottom, start with the express version: remove only the clutter that is visible to the eye. The space will feel more organized, motivating you to tackle the rest of it in the near future.

Webster’s defines clutter as “a confused multitude of things.” Look around the space you’re decluttering and take note of any items that are “confused” about where they belong—i.e., have no point being there—making any part of the space unusable. Examples are piles of schoolwork on the kitchen counter, shoes strewn about, stacks of old magazines, etc. Remember, just focus on the visible clutter for now.

Now start sorting. Make one pile or box for items that have a home somewhere in the house; and plan to put them away later, so you don’t get distracted now. Throw away unusable items and separate out any items you can donate. Finally, if you want to keep an item, but don’t know where it will live, put it in a “Needs a Home” area—preferably in another room—to work into future organizing plans.

Now at least you have a slightly cleaner area in which to work—and you’re one step closer to getting organized. What’s more, statistics show that removing clutter in your life will reduce the amount of housework you do by 40%! You think you're bad? Check out this "messterpiece" documentary from a self-proclaimed clutter master!

Posted: 7/18/24

Author: Julian Caden
Topic: Pregnant at 52 after reunion love spell
-My marriage was falling almost dead due to a bit argument, depression, feelingless and numbed attitudes of my Hubby, he preferred being silent so as to hurt me.
-Although there’re days he has been fine and good to me, we cook, eat and do things together, but we still like stepping on a dozen of eggs, we were not at ease as like before when our marriage was still in an excellent shape. Most times after saying some hurtful words to me like; I cannot bear his children anymore cos of my age. He says sorry and apologize cos he knows that he’s acting passive, numbed and feelingless to me and frustration hits him back again and again.
-I truly love my Hubby and feels guilty of our misfortune, I have always wanted to trace back my wrongs and make some amendments so we can live as a happy family with our children by our side. I was tired of seeing him hurt inside.
-He eventually served me with a divorce letter after 18 years of our blessed marriage. His reason was that we could never work things out together again, I couldn’t bear his children, shutting him off to be involved in my life and affairs, he feels numbed when he thinks of those circumstances.
-I was deeply hurt before consulting Dr. Wakina Love Temple, even though I tried day by day to adjust to the woman of his choice but he didn’t see my efforts.
-At the end, I was put in a better position with my Hubby by Dr. Wakina love spell via his email dr.wakinalovetemple@gmail.com. I’m 7 months pregnant already at 52. It’s a magical work of Dr. Wakina that restored our dream.


LOVE the idea of "Needs a Home" and "Has a Home Elsewhere" My entire house is covered in these two types of clutter. Now I know how to think about them. Anne M, Boalsburg PA


I'll do that today.

  • By iroisin
  • on 7/30/10 4:07 PM EST