The New York Times article The Unbearable Heaviness of Clutter quotes Dr. Joseph Ferrari of DePaul University defining clutter as “an overabundance of possessions that collectively create chaotic and disorderly living spaces”.
Start Decluttering Your HouseI’ll start you off with some quick and easy decluttering tasks to get the ball rolling and get you into the decluttering mood. If you finish all of the day one tasks and don’t want to stop the momentum, go ahead and move on to day two.
Day 1: Whole House Surface DeclutterDay one to declutter your house in one-week starts by decluttering all visible surfaces throughout your house.Visible surface clutter is any item that doesn’t belong but is sitting on the floor, countertops, tabletops or any other flat surface you can see while glancing around a room.
Day 2: Main Living AreasOn day two, tackle your main living areas which include the living room, family room, dining room, rec room, etc. Basically any room the family gathers in other than the kitchen.