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On the road again

I recently did a social media post on keeping your car uncluttered.  And it got a LOT of attention.  Your car is an extension of the rest of your personal space because it’s full of the spillover from your personal and work life.  Your gym bag, stuff to be returned to the store, stuff to go into the house or office are all in there.  Americans spend a lot of time in the car – on average 18 DAYS per year.  Is it any wonder that our car is just as cluttered as our other spaces?  Thankfully, decluttering your car is an easy fix.  If you are feeling overwhelmed and stressed by all the clutter in your life, start in the car – it’s a small, confined space and clearing it out is really satisfying.

Let me just clear off this seat….

Are you the person who gladly lets others drive the carpool?  Is someone else riding with you a deal-breaker?  Then you need to get your car clutter under control.  After you’ve removed the obvious – the trash and anything going into the house or office – start to make a list for the rest.  Once items go into the car, it can become a stopping point for completing the task.  Write a list of where the remaining items need to go: to the store for the dreaded returns, to your brother’s to return the drill, to the donation center with the charitable items.   Keeping spaces uncluttered needs to become a habit.  The good news is that this is a pretty simple and straightforward one: always empty your car when you get home.  Take out the Target bags, remove the gym bag for laundering, throw out the trash…

Don’t let the car become a black hole of uncompleted tasks – write it down so you can get it done.  Are you seeing my social media posts?  I share lots of great information there.  Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – see you there soon!

 

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