Lesson 5-Eliminating Clutter, One Bag at a Time


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Decluttering Your Life, One Bag at a Time

Welcome to Lesson 5 where we explore decluttering your life. Clutter is a tremendous stressor and silent siphon of your energy. About 5 years ago, I ruthlessly attacked clutter and excess in my life. I literally purged every closet, drawer, and room in my home. Plus any clutter in my cars and office. Watch the video to discover the outrageously simple solution I used, plus the success secret that separates those who succeed from those who fail. You can do what I did even if you have been a chaotic slob your entire live. Watch the video.
Lastly, this lesson is simply about eliminating clutter. In a future video I will be addressing how to order clutter that you don’t want to get rid of. I highly recommend purging first.
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To get the most out of these lessons focus on taking action every day, no matter how small that action may be. Small actions add up more rapidly than you may realize. Much of the battle of time management, conquering clutter and getting organized is purely a matter of consistency.
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  • Decide upon a number of bags of clutter to eliminate
  • Physical set out that number of bags in a place where you will encounter them daily. This will provide you with a visual trigger.
  • Fill no more AND no less than one bag a day and get rid of it.