If one comes in, one goes out
Sometimes we Declutter, and Declutter, and Declutter some more - but when we look at our homes, we don't see any progress. We can't understand it- we've filled up our trash bags, we've filled up our boxes to give to our helpers. Yet it seems like we have just as much stuff in our closets and drawers. We're working hard, and we want to see results. What's the problem?
Here's the catch: the stuff level only goes down if you stop shopping, and buying things, and bringing home freebies from business conferences.
You can solve the problem by following a simple rule: if one comes in, one goes out. Every time a new item comes into your home, a similar item must leave.
The One in- One out strategy helps you show your rejects the door- rather than house them in their retirement. There is no magic in the system, but it does require discipline. Of course, the more stuff you get rid of, the more rewarding the result.