Do you have any projects around the house just waiting to be completed?
Maybe a closet or two that needs “going through?” Then, my sister, you may feel encouraged to know, you’re not alone.
I’ve chosen September as my KRR month and I invite you to do the same.
Let’s define our KRR words for clarity and peace of mind:
You absolutely LOVE this item.
You have a place for it.
It’s in its place.
Have a basket handy if 3 is not complete – once you go through your project area – put these items in their place – basket must be empty by day’s end
You have a new purpose for this item and you can complete it in less than 2-weeks.
You have a place to store it for the two weeks.
You have a place to keep it when completed.
You have no place for this item.
You have outgrown this item.
You have too many of these items – Keep one of them – only if they comply with 1-3 under Keep.
Seriously – you have just way too much stuff!
Consider the 1’s, 2’s, and 3’s in each description. If the item does not comply to Keep, then it must be renovated or released. If the item doesn’t comply to Renovate, then it must be Released.
Don’t over commit to what you will complete in one setting or you will quit before you make a dent… choose one room at a time, or if the room is bigger than you can tackle in 2 to 4 hours, choose one corner (divide the room into four parts) at a time.
Have a release basket, a renovate basket, and a keep basket in place.
Grab a timer and set it for 15 minutes and begin KRR-ing – when the timer goes off, estimate how much you have completed, 10%, 25%, 50%, 75%… 10-15% is a good pace to aim for.
Reset the timer for 30 minutes and keep going. Your goal is a completed area in one day… all three baskets must be empty for the area to be complete.
OHHH… if you have PAPER items to go through, add a shredder to your list and put in place using the one touch rule – touch it once (File or Shred).