Clutter eliMination Questions

  • Do I love this item?
  • Have I used it in the past year?
  • Do I have another one that is better?
  • Should I really keep two?
  • Does it have sentimental value causing me to keep it?
  • Does it give me guilt and make me sad when I see the item?
  • Is this item recent, up to date?
  • Would it be difficult to get it again?
  • What is the worst case scenario if I get rid of it?
  • How long would it take for me to miss it?
  • Does it even fit?
  • Does this item represent who I am now?
  • If it is a treasure, am I honoring it?


We us the following acronym to tackle a project:



ort: First we pull everything out of its home and see what we have.
urge: Then we can assess what we don't want, use, or need anymore.
ssign a home: Now we can decide where it makes sense for the remaining items to live.
ontainerize: This will help create a home for everything and keep things tidy and orderly.
valuate: Nothing is ever set in stone. Live with the changes for a week ot two and see what's working and what's not.