Unstuff-athon Days 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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6. Sift sentiment

Identify outrageously sentimental things in your life that you want to keep and locate where they are. Make sure they are where you can easily access them whenever you want. Take some pictures of these sentimental items to remind you of the people and stories that make them outrageously sentimental. Keeping these outrageously sentimental items will free you from keeping things of only moderate sentiment.

7. Cut some consumables

Deplete inventories of consumable items. Start using the extra rolls of paper towels and rags that you have accumulated. You do need to have some on hand to prevent an emergency shortage, yet many people have so many inventories that their pantry is over-crowded. Depleting your inventories will enable you to save some money by not spending for new.

8. Try one displacement

Every time you bring something new into the house, get rid of something that is equivalent in type or in volume.  When you get a new pair of shoes, get rid of an old pair. The goal is to have the net flow of stuff out of your house to be greater than the flow of stuff into your house.

9. Passion for Fashion

Look at your closet and try to have only clothes that fit, are in good repair, and reflect current styles. Anything that needs to be repaired or altered needs to be worked on or unstuffed. Move along some of the items and shoes just because they are out of style. If you haven’t actually worn it in the last two years, then it’s time for that item to go.

10. Advanced Assembly

Assemble like items into one storage location within your home and alert everyone where items will be stored. If you like labels (and who doesn’t) label the shelves so you will get in the habit of consistently placing things back in their proper location.