Deep Breaths…

Yesterday, I promised you “Before” pictures of my house.  Today, I find that I am very hesitant to post them.  But here goes.

I know, right?  Here I am this Lean expert with a house that looks like a war zone.  This is what kids, dogs, a husband with lots of gear, too many hobbies among too many people and depression do to your lean state.  I am thankful that I have hit the tipping point.

This clutter is not healthy so it will not fit in 2012.  As I said yesterday, I’m dedicating 20 minutes a day to clutter-busting.  Because I want my bedroom to be a sanctuary, I am starting in there.

Here are the rules:

Gather your necessary supplies:  Cleaners, rags, trash bags, Goodwill box.

Set the timer for 20 minutes.  No more, no less.  This is focused time spent clutter busting.

Find a  place for everything and put everything in it’s place.

If it does not belong in that room, put it away in the room where it belongs.

If you don’t like it/wear it/ use it then toss it in the garbage or Goodwill box with no regrets.

Stop after 20 minutes and enjoy your success.

That being said, I am off to spend 20 minutes in my bedroom.  After pictures coming soon!


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