5 Questions To Ask Yourself When Decluttering

August 26, 2014
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Annie Traurig was born with the ability to see order through clutter. As a child, she spent playdates organizing friends’ closets and packing their duffle bags for summer camp.

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13 Comments

  1. Jennifer on August 26, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Thank you, this post has helped me immensely. I’m in the process of moving house and so this is the perfect opportunity to de-clutter!

  2. Terry on August 26, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Great advice!! 5 simple rules/questions I can definitely live with. Using this in a couple of weeks.

  3. Tracy on August 26, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Questions 1 and 2 are easy, while 3, 4, and 5 are very thought provoking. Thanks for this!

  4. Leanne Caroline on September 7, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Hello Annie, I came across this post of yours from Pinterest (via Caroline Joy / Unfancy). I’m an avid declutter-er myself, and am very thankful for your idea at number 2. While I regularly ask myself “when was the last time I wore/used this?”, switching this to “when WILL BE the next time I wear/use this?” makes perfect sense. Thanks for the advice to remember to live in the now xo

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  7. Lindsey on January 4, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    This is the most concise and helpful guide I’ve found so far! This will be a huge help over the next few weeks. Thanks a lot!

  8. Iza cadena on April 8, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Hello! Excellent advice! But my question is the pants ON the picture! Will do a hard sale with my decluttered clóset, the mi want THOSE PANTS! Any info about?

  9. Erin Field on April 26, 2015 at 8:15 am

    So inspired!!!!! Thank you Annie! I have always felt that I start to feel really ick when material things begin to take over – you have motivated me to shed that ick feeling immediately and get de cluttering right now! Big thanks from Bermuda!!

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