I’ve decided the next big thing I’m going to do for myself is hire housecleaners. Which means I have to declutter this motherfucker, so they can come in and work. And, frankly, I am as overwhelmed by the prospect of decluttering as I am by anything.

I think what I’m going to do is just set a timer for 20 minutes and do as much as I can every day in 20 minutes. The house isn’t that big and I don’t have piles of clothes or small aisles of a horde to navigate. But ugh.

I almost wonder if I could pay someone to come organize my house so that I can pay someone to clean it.

3 thoughts on “Declutter

  1. I’m a fan of Marie Kondo’s ‘Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ on how/why to de-clutter. (Libraries have lots of copies.) I don’t do everything she recommends and I have hobbies and tools that require stuff that she has no idea how to deal with , but the basic premise is good.

  2. You can hire someone to organize it in theory.

    I liked Marie Kondo’s mental attitude that she said to take to “stuff” — to me it’s helpful. I fall into a spot generationally where the inherited habits/attitudes that would have been healthy thrift in another time and place are “too much stuff” in the here and now. She’s all about having the right stuff for the here and now and a mental space that is at peace with letting go of anything else, which I found helpful after all the, “but this is a Family item!”

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