It is hard to know where to put something if you don't know why you have it or how you use it. When you begin to remove clutter and organize, make sure to find the function of each item before keeping it. Ask yourself the following questions when trying to determine if the item is truly needed by you.
-Have I ever used this?
-When was the last time I used this?
-For what do I use this?
-Will I miss it if it is no longer here?
-Is there a different purpose for which I can use this?
-If I decide I need it in the future, can I replace it easily?
Finding the answers to these questions can make it easier to let things go, or to find the proper place for them once their value in your life has been determined.
Michelle Kinney, MLS