Came accross this handy website, yes they do try to sell you things but the Clutter Control Rules are there and free:
Briefly they are:
Rule 1: When in doubt, throw it out.
Rule 2: Use it or lose it.
Rule 3: Efficiency counts, so store things accordingly.
Rule 4: Handle something once.
Rule 5: Recycle it.
Rule 6: Pick a number and stick with it.
Rule 7: Use a file cabinet.
Rule 8: Do Something.
Rule 9: A place for everything, and everything in its place.
Rule 10: Items displayed in the house have to pass a test.
Rule 11: Don't do things "later."
Rule 12: Label things.
Rule 13: Call in a professional.
Wed, Jun 25 03:44 PM
Thank you for sharing this great web sight. I'll be referring to it as I declutter.
Tue, Apr 29 04:36 PM
Good rules of thumb! I'll keep these somewhere handy!
Sun, Mar 02 11:21 AM
Those are great! One we've added is if you brought it with you take it out when you leave the room.
Sat, Mar 01 07:21 AM
Great ideas; with "Spring" around the corner no better time to start. I put up a post awhile back; on a site. Organizing stuff, great site. Glad to see that someone is thinking about "Cleaning' and getting rid of ALL stuff we don't need." Think Spring", have a nice Weekend. Diana