The Little by Little Life Change: One Drawer at a Time

The Little by Little Life Change: One Drawer at a Time

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Janel Laban
Jan 15, 2015
(Image credit: Mat Rick)

One of the best January Cure takeaways is the realization that paying a little bit of attention to your home on a regular basis is like putting gas in the tank of your car; it's the fuel it needs to keep on running smoothly. One of the jobs that is a perfect tank-filler-upper is decluttering a drawer (just one!) - it doesn't need to take long, is self-contained yet still makes an impact. Let's do one today.

Today's Assignment

Choose a drawer anywhere in your home. It could be a sock or undies drawer (which, for anyone, anytime, is probably the one that almost ALWAYS could use a purge), a jumbled bathroom drawer, one in the living room or maybe even the dreaded "take-out menu" drawer. Maybe you want to clear your t-shirt drawer or where you store the remotes. Doesn't matter, really. Pick any drawer and go to work - toss what you should (you'll know it when you see it), move stuff you don't need to the outbox, do a quick clean of the bottom of the drawer with a damp cloth, replace the keepers and pat yourself on the back. Done!

Rinse and repeat with a new drawer on a regular basis (one a week or one a month, up to you! no rush) and you'll find that this chore gets faster and easier over time until you are someone who - miraculously - no longer has cluttery drawers (which is a very good thing indeed).

After your drawer clearout (don't go crazy now - stick to the pace and just do one), share your progress with us all - which drawer got the treatment and how did it go?

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