When In Doubt Throw It Out

Managing Real Estate Broker with The Butler Team at Brokers Realty of CFI
Do you ever have the feeling your being over run byclutter?I know the feeling.Most of us don’t know where to start.Hopefully this system will work for you without buying all the fancy organizing tools, shelves and gadgets. Take one hour and you will find out you can become organized!


Things you will need to declutter:3 boxes or large trash bags, sticky labels,& black sharpie marker.


First, start out with a room and focus on only that room. We can easily get side tracked and create a monster.
Label your boxes or bags. Mark them with KEEP, GIVE AWAY and THROW AWAY.


Next only empty out as much as you can sort through in an hour.Don’t overwhelm yourself.


Then, start with large items that will help you feel like you are accomplishing organizing your room.Look at each item and say “Do I need this”“Are you functional?” “Do I display you?” If not, pitch it or give it away.


Remember don’t keep things out of guilt and clothes that don’t fit thinking you will get in that size again.The local thrift store would love to have all your old treasures!

Comments (4)

Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

Renee, this is a great post. I just wish I had some advice for all the cyber-clutter I am managing to hold on to!

Aug 03, 2011 07:27 AM
Krista Lombardi
Prudential Calfornia Realty - San Diego, CA

I agree! While there are some people who like to collect stuff, I love nothing more than to clean up the clutter! Its always been a hobby of mine. In fact, Ive even been criticized  from throwing out too much. LOL

Aug 03, 2011 07:32 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have a hard time throwing some of my stuff away.  Funny my wife has no problem throwing my stuff away.

Aug 03, 2011 07:39 AM
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

We have a corner in the garage that if we haven't touched the box in over a year, we just donate it. Welcome to the rain and look forward to reading more from you.

Aug 03, 2011 04:08 PM