Play High, Low, or Let It GO!
If it is difficult to edit the clutter from your kitchen, try a fun exercise I created when helping a client organize her kitchen. The new custom home was finished and the move-in had just begun. After the long anticipation my client found it difficult deciding what to edit and where to place the keepers.
So in the kitchen, I mounted the step ladder with items in hand. After creating the zones for kitchen work – food storage, food preparation, cooking, and cleanup – I simply asked “High, low, or let it go?” Things needed for daily use were placed in the lower part of the tall upper cabinets. If they were seldom used, but needed for entertaining they went high. Quickly, she realized that if items did not fit into either of the first two categories, there were easier to pass on to others and clear the clutter.
After ten minutes, she said this made the process into a more enjoyable game. If you have had a time editing your excess, try “High, Low, or Let It GO!”