Cleaning out your house is a monster job, physically and mentally. Every decision to toss something becomes a reckoning of your lifestyle. Even when you decide to get rid of a hat, a DVD or a vase, you have to decide whether to give it away, sell it or actually toss it. Today let's just focus on the easy decisions: The stuff you can actually throw away, recycle or (good for you!) compost.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
This video from Nonnahs Driskill of Get Organised Already! is full of organisation tips that will keep your kitchen and bathrooms tidy. One that stood out to us though: Use stackable baskets for laundry -- when you remove one to carry clothes, you'll have another to catch any dirties that appear before the laundry is done.
Decluttering is hard. If it weren't, we'd all be perfectly organised, with all the space we need -- but one thing that stops many of us is the worry that if we sell, trash or donate an item, we may need it someday. Over at Unclutterer, they suggest when we run up against that wall, we ask ourselves a simple question.
It feels great to get rid of junk. You feel productive. You feel free. However, if you truly want to be free of clutter, here's a better solution: Avoid bringing it into your home in the first place.
In 2011, BHP copped a fair amount of flak for a leaked memo which outlined its daunting list of rules about employee behaviours. BHP’s “office environment standard” reportedly includes making staff remove post-it notes at the end of the day, a ban on decorating or customising work partitions, and not allowing clothes to be slung over chairs and furniture, among others.
Last year, Steam finally allowed you to hide games in your Steam library to help decrease clutter. Now, you can finally remove games you don't like completely.