On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Darla DeMorrow about managing all the stuff in our homes. Certified Professional Organizer Darla DeMorrow of HeartWork Organizing helps people find peace through organizing and design. Her five-step system helps people to stop clutter before it starts, save money and simplify their life. Her organizing books Organizing Your Home with SORT and Succeed and Organizing Your Kitchen with SORT and Succeed outlines her SORT and succeed methods of decluttering.
“I recommend thinking about what you’re bringing in to your house when you’re at the store with a cart full of things,” Darla said. “You’ll be bringing it out on trash day, a month from now when things are broken, it might be six months from now when kids are growing out of those clothes, or it might be six years from now when you finally get around to decluttering the baby toys. But at some point, that bag you brought in from the store it has to leave your house. If you have that realization up front, it will start to change your buying behavior, and your gifting behavior.”
Listen to the podcast for more insights and suggestions from Darla about how not to become overwhelmed with things.