Usually the Last Bastian of Clutter

Dear FlyLady,

I wanted to tell you that today when I read the Flight Plan for Friday to De-Clutter my purse and car, for the first time ever (since starting to FLY in October 2008) there was virtually nothing to do in order to de-clutter my car. I had only to empty the trash.

My car has always been a struggle for me — acting as a kind of `office on the move’ with spare clothes, shoes and work equipment. A few weeks ago I unexpectedly had some time off work, and had to find something in my car. Given that I had a bit of extra time, I did a thorough clean-up of my car (using only 2 x 15minute slots), found the object I was looking for under the floor of the boot (trunk) and since then have been careful to replace everything I need to carry in the car in its rightful place every time I use it. I even stacked my glove compartment with healthy snacks and drinks for times when I get hungry before shopping (this really helps me). I’ve also compiled a `control list’ to go in my journal, with a copy taped into the glove compartment. And `if it’s not on the list it doesn’t stay in the car’.

Today was the first time I realized that I had succeeded in decluttering and then maintaining an area (all other areas of my home are still `on the way’ with decluttering and at times I lose heart and stop for a few days). The realization that I (with your help) have made a difference to one small area, and sustained that difference for 3 weeks has been a real encouragement to me and a boost to keep going with all the other areas, knowing that I will have the same realization about each of them one day (hopefully very soon).

Thanks Flylady.

Flying in Auckland, New Zealand.


FlyLady here: Our cars are usually the last hold out to getting decluttered and staying clean. I am so proud of her for keeping her car clean. I know what it is like to live out of your car. I actually did it one summer. Just about everything I owned was in my car that summer. It was not a pretty sight!

Now my car stays clean because I have a routine for getting things out if it when I get home. Even my trunk is clean. The only thing I keep in it is my emergency back pack. I also keep a Rubba Scrubba and a Car Duster in my car. They fit in my glove box.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Helping women around the world get their home organized. Copyright 2001 - 2018 FlyLady and Company, Inc.