Weekends are a combination of playing catch up from things not accomplished in the previous five days, interjected with bits of free time and family obligations. Unclutter one thing a day to leave your weekends wide open for anything you please.
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Money-wise weblog The Simple Dollar shares a few specifics from the book Unclutter Your Life in One Week, which suggests steps you should take each day of the week to tackle your sanity, clutter, and daily organisational frustrations that can leave your weekends full of anything but fun. Each day brings a new element of your daily routine to the forefront, allowing you to identify and trim down the excess baggage. For example, here's what the author suggests for a Monday:
Monday is the best day of the week to begin establishing new routines. It's also a good day to tackle the "firsts" — the elements of clutter you face first throughout your day.
For example, many of us face a cluttered closet in the morning when we wake up, so a good first step is to get your clothes in order. If you have more clothes than you can adequately fit in your dresser and closet, you need to eliminate some.
At work, the first thing we often see is our desk or workspace. Figure out a place for all of the stuff that you see – and don't be surprised if the space for many of those things is the trash can.
The author suggests tackling different things for Tuesday-Friday, all of which should leave your weekend for other things besides work, or procrastinated obligations. Hit up The Simple Dollar for the rest of the daily tasks and see if it helps keep yourself more organised this Christmas.
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