Always keep your paperwork until last, unless you are doing a paper declutter only. Allocate a specific day and time
For a deep purge I recommend you try to set aside a block of 3 hours minimum, 5–6 hours max. I might sound like a tough taskmaster, but here‘s the thing: decluttering is a messy business and once you start, you need to finish! You may find it a challenge to cope with
the chaos you’ll create at the start, but don’t panic, I’ve built in time for clearing up.
Here’s a suggested schedule to use if you think a structured approach will help:
Timing is important Jot down the times when you plan to work and use a timer to keep you on track. Trust me – the time will fly by! The only way it won’t is if you start to agonise about decisions. Stick to your schedule, as your partner or flatmate might not be too happy if they get home and can’t find the TV remote under all the piles!