The longer you exist, the more memories you’re going to have. If you’re not watchful, you can fill your house to the rim with your memories, and you won’t have room for everything else. Have one or two plastic containers to store your memorabilia. Decide what you really wish to keep, and what you can do without. When these containers are filled, the rule is to get rid of, or give away, one thing before you put another item in. This will guarantee only the most prized memories are stored in your Memory Box(es).
While packing clothing for a trip, lay out all you think you’ll require on your bed — then, put half of it back in your closet. Most people take way more than is essential and end up hauling needless weight along the way. Chances are, you’ll be able to wear each outfit at least two times, especially if you mix and match different tops with different bottoms.
Organizing your home or office does take a quantity of energy. That’s why knowing your peak energy level is so essential. If you’re an early bird and your energy level is very high in the morning, that’s the best time for you to de-clutter. If you have more energy at night, organize during that time instead.
With the quantity of things you have to keep in mind in any given day, why should you try to stuff it all into your memory bank? When you want to remember something, the very best thing to do is write it down. Then, when you need to recall it, it will be there for you in an instant.
If you’re at the office, and you want to do something when you arrive home, call your answering machine and leave yourself a message. When you get home, you’ll listen to your message and remember exactly what you wanted to do.