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In proportion
as one simplifies his life,
the laws of the universe
will appear less complex,
and solitude will not be solitude,
nor poverty poverty,
nor weakness weakness.

From Walden,
by Henry David Thoreau

 

It’s hard to happy when your home is a shambles. Here are some tips for sprucing up your organizing skills and getting back your mojo.

Click the links for the lowdown on each of these life-changing steps.

How to de-clutter your life

Step 1: Admit you have a problem

You needn’t go from Oscar to Felix overnight, but to conquer clutter it helps to admit that superfluous stuff is moving you crap-ward on the happy-to-crappy scale…

Step 2: Purge

How do you do it? Simple. I call it the three-bags-and-a-basket method and it involves just six simple steps…

Step 3: The secret to staying clutter-free: OCI-OGO

So how do you maintain the gain? Well, I’m going to let you in on a secret. You can never be overtaken by clutter again if you simply stick to this one little rule in your life. It will become a habit fast – and it will let you bypass a lot of soul searching and angst…

Bonus Step: Your computer [Coming soon]

Bonus Step: Your office [Coming soon]

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