Throughout the Cure you're encouraged to use your Outbox, a corner or box or room that you've designated to put anything that isn't fitting in, adding or working in a room. Trust us, it helps with separation anxiety.
Because anything you put into it sits there for the week. It doesn't mean you have to throw anything away that's in that pile or that you don't love it. It's just what isn't working into the room. At the end of the week you can go through it and determine if there are clearly things that need to go to: the trash, the donation place, storage, or back into your home. The main questions we ask ourselves when working with the Outbox are: Do I love it? Do I use it? Does my apartment need it?
The best thing is that you don't have to be working on the cure to use an outbox. At any point you can designate an area (that's allowed to be messy) to put things you're not sure what to do with. Let it sit and reassess at the end of the week. If you're still not sure, you can leave something in the outbox for another week.
So what's in your outbox this week?
- The Spring Cure: Week 2
- Clutter Challenged
- Work Spots at Home: Clutter me Bad
- Extra Help for the Cure and Decluttering
- Inherited Clutter
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