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Casa Quickie: Conquer Clutter

One of the most sensible ways to deal with clutter (and consumerism) is to abide by this rule: "Every time you bring something new into your home, something else must leave." Since I bring you wonderful home décor products day in and day out, you'd laugh in my face if I told you to stop shopping — wouldn't you? But, if you get in the habit of recycling or donating one possession before you bring home another, you'll not only prevent clutter in your home but you might actually feel good about yourself. That's not to say that when you finally save up for an ottoman, you should get rid of your matching armchair, but you should routinely get rid of things you genuinely don't need or want. Just as you'd organize your desk, keep an outbox of things you can part with. It's the only healthy way to purge.

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QtotheD QtotheD 9 years
It would be great to have a Sugar Yard Sale online for people to post stuff they are getting rid of. Sort of like craigslist...but way savvier.
omlove omlove 9 years
I declutter quite regularly as I too hate that's not a problem.
brainstewerz brainstewerz 9 years
what clutters my house are books, clothes and shoes.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
I buy during my manic episodes and purge during my depressive ones. I, too, buy a lot of home decor "crap."
emalove emalove 9 years
I hate clutter, so it really doesn't stand a chance in my home. And I do get rid of things I don't like or use anymore on a fairly regular basis.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I buy way too much home decor "crap" as I've been told. I need a bigger apt.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
It is a goal to strive for.. not that it will ever happen. :D
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 9 years
If I did this our house would be nakey! lol We just bought it in January and we're still working on decor. The furniture is mostly all new, but the walls are still pretty bare.
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