Reducing Clutter With Minimal Effort

It’s nice to be able to cut down on clutter that’s overtaking your living space, but it’s a pain to go through the effort of actually organizing everything. What you need is a way to make things look better while spending as little as time and effort as possible.

Speak Softly and Carry a Red Pen is here to tell you how to do just that. Here’s some advice from the post about how to organize your rooms quickly and easily:

* Rush through it. If you’re preoccupied with other stuff, you’ll plow through the process without overthinking it, making it easier to discard unnecessary items.

* Trick someone else into doing half the work. Invite a friend over to “hang out,” and when they get there, make sure to be in full swing reorganizing everything. Your guest will be have no other option but to help out, cutting down the workload.

* If you accomplish nothing else, clean off flat surfaces. Desktops and window sills look bad with a bunch of junk piled on them. Start by clearing off surfaces that need to be bare to look good, then proceed from there.

De-Cluttering for Lazy People [Speak Softly and Carry a Red Pen]