I am just like most everyone else. I have a stash and dash drawer (actually 2 of them) in my kitchen. I have been putting off decluttering these drawers for quite a while. Finally, my DH asked me what that phrase was for throwing things in a drawer or closet due to company coming. I told him it was “stash and dash”. Hey, that means he was listening when I was relaying a FlyLady story. Well he has some S&D of his own. So his inquiry made me set my timer for 15 minutes and open that first kitchen desk drawer. 95% of that paper/magazines/coupons went into the trash. Same with drawer #2. Each drawer (they are deep filing size drawers) took two 15 minute sessions. I filled the trash can and freed up three 1 inch binders. Now drawer #1 has my printer supplies in it and drawer #2 has all my current home improvement plan info in it. Whew! And I am less stressed about what was hiding in there. Because we pay each bill as it arrives, there were no hidden ones. It was just stuff.
I just want to say thank you. Except for my procrastination tendencies, I know I can do anything for 15 minutes and it will be more improved than I could imagine. Most things we put off take a lot less time than we think.
We start tomorrow. We are decluttering two walk-in closets, a dresser, a chest of drawers, two bedside tables, a linen closet and the huge vanity drawers and cabinets. We have about 3 weeks. I believe it is totally doable! He isn’t sure. But he hasn’t worked with a timer and determination yet. I can’t wait for the revelation to dawn on him.
You are my hero