Be Specific About Confronting Clutter

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How can I sustain my momentum to organize when a room is very messy?

Be Specific About Confronting Clutter

First decide on which room you want to tackle first. Start in one corner of the room and set a timer for how long you want to work there. Gather boxes, markers, file folders, trash bags or whatever you need. Work left to right. When the timer rings, take a 15-minute break. Set the timer for the break. Sometimes it helps if you play bright, bouncy music. If that is too distracting, go for "white noise." By working in sections consistently, you will accomplish your goal more easily.

   

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