Declutter first, organize second

  • Starting with organization allows you to avoid the tough decluttering decisions while feeling like you are making progress
  • But organizing first means you are often trying to find space for things you don’t want to keep—while ignoring the root of the problem at the same time
  • A similar mistake with money management is forcing a tracking system onto your spending habits without first examining those habits and purging the ones that aren’t working for you

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