Addition and Subtraction: Sorted in 60-seconds
One of the challenges to getting organized and reducing clutter is our gift for accumulating things. Let’s face it, we live in a society of shameless consumerism. We are encouraged to buy bigger, better, and MORE. I know I am not the only person who enjoys a teensy endorphin rush when I see the Amazon.com box on my doorstep either. However, in order to conquer the clutter we MUST overcome our cultural inclinations and physical drive for rewards and employ a little bit of math! (Don’t worry, it’s not calculus)
The Formula: Add 1? Subtract 2.
Your sister gives you a sweater for Christmas: Add 1: sweater to closet, Subtract 2: donate 1 pair of jeans and 1 fluffy scarf to Goodwill.
You find a great silicon spatula on clearance at Macy’s: Add 1: spatula to utensil drawer, Subtract 2: toss 1 cracked wooden spoon and donate 1 unused melon baller
Your daughter wants the newest American Girl doll: Add 1: she adds Samantha to her shelf, Subtract 2: she donates 1 stuffed Sully and 1 Barbie to the church nursery