Organizing - Clearing Out ClutterDe-clutter and Improve

Organize and simplify your life for better emotional and physical health.

Clutter, both mental and physical, reduces your productivity and eats away at your time.

Take a moment to consider all the minutes you waste looking for items that haven’t been put back properly.

The sheer stress of a cluttered life can contribute to missed deadlines, longer work hours, and the continual loss of important items. Clutter equals stress.

We are here to help you remove that stress and simplify through our organizing steps.



The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Clutter

Between our everyday to-dos, obligations, work and family life, and other errant worries, it’s no wonder you have a cluttered mind. Start by learning to let go.

At Arrange South Shore, we encourage all of our clients to “clear the clutter” from their thoughts with a hot bath, meditation, a long walk, a phone call to a friend — whatever works. Spend at least 15 minutes a day in a pursuit that allows you to decompress, clear your mind, and rid your thoughts of the mental chitchat that clouds your creativity, passion, and productivity.

Clear Your Desk or Work-space

Whether you work from a home office or a tiny cubicle, there’s no way you can be totally productive in a space that doesn’t function for you. Sure, everyone has a junk drawer or a messy desk on occasion, but if your clutter is taking over, it’s time to scale back.

Clutter Spills Over Into Every Aspect of Life

Here are a couple of tips to help you clear clutter from your life:

  • Organize in small increments of time: If the thought of getting organized completely overwhelms you, set a timer for just 15 minutes a day. Start small and increase the time as you get more comfortable.
  • Mainstream email: Instead of checking email with each ding of the inbox, read your emails on a regular basis only twice a day. When you open an email, answer it immediately and don’t save it for later.
  • Handle snail mail only once: Create a special time and place to read your snail mail regularly. During the appointed time, open the mail and immediately take action on it. File it with bills, shred it, toss it in the trash, etc. Commit to touching each piece of mail immediately and only once.
  • Avoid horizontal piles: When possible, avoid putting paper in horizontal stacks in your home or office. Save time and frustration by categorizing and finding a home for paper as soon as it comes through the door.
  • Purge regularly: This applies to every room in the house but don’t forget the kitchen and bathroom. Check expiration dates regularly on medicines, vitamins, supplements, and cosmetics. Stick to the “when in doubt, throw it out” rule. If you can’t remember when you purchased it, let it go.

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