Today is the fourth part in a series called Day-by-Day Decluttering , which I’m creating to help those of you who are just getting started–or starting over again–on decluttering. If you’re new here, click here to start at day 1. Links to all the posts is at the bottom of this post.
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Back to decluttering . . . and that “procrasticlutter” I talked about last week. (Thanks to the book Decluttering at the Speed of Life for that term—love it, love the book!) Today, do the laundry. All of it. Then put it all away. And not in a pile or basket on your couch or bed either. In the drawers or closets where they should go. (Then come back tomorrow, when you’ll get to see the first four items I had to keep when we left our old house on March 10th but have already thrown in the yard sale/donate stack at our new house.)
Yep, do it all. Well, maybe other than the clothes you and your household members are currently wearing. Seriously, though, spend today catching up if you’re behind.
Then create a laundry routine to help yourself stay above the water. I try to wash a load of laundry every single weekday–just one. This practice keeps me from having to do laundry on the weekends. Your mileage may vary, though; keep in mind I have a relatively small family. Figure out what works for you and your household.
If you’ve missed the previous decluttering challenges, check out the links below:
- Day-by-Day Decluttering, Day 1: Recycle and Throw Away Garbage
- Day-by-Day Decluttering, Day 2: Wash the Dishes
- Day-by-Day Decluttering, Day 3: Discard Tattered, Stained Laundry
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