I have had an idea that might help me with my decluttering and it is one that I haven’t seen in Walt and George’s book. I have always liked numbers. — facts and figures — and my management experience tells me you need the facts to measure improvement. It sounds a bit crazy but here goes l will give it a try 😀
- CHAIRS —- We have 25 all around the house and only 2 bums !
- CUSHIONS — 2 heads and 65 cushions ( not counting pillows ! )
- CUPBOARDS. — 23 cupboards stocked to the gunnels ( I knew we had too many gunnels ) excluding my walk-in wardrobe and the sheds in the garden.
I hope I am not getting too obsessive about this ! Maybe I have got a clutter disorder after all ? Still I won’t need to go to the doctor again. We must have enough pills around the house. Somewhere. But WHERE ?
- BOXES & CHESTS — 47 rarely ever opened goodness knows what secrets they hide ? Hopefully they don’t contain 16 men but the bottle of rum might come in handy 😀 Contents
- DRAWERS —- 54 usually full to the brim sometimes to sticking point.
OK that’s enough counting for now. It just tells me there is a long way still to go ! Probably at this point I should go on to develop some Key Performance Indicators and draw a few graphs.
- Cushions per room is an obvious one. In fact why can’t we do with just a cushion each and move them around room to room?
- Drawer utilisation percentage. After which you have to throw things away!
- Maximum wardrobe capacity indicator. Traffic lights which tell you when you can buy more clothes would be helpful to Mo 😀
Although may that is going a bit too far 🤓
I wonder what my Doctor would think if I turned up at the surgery with a load of clutter graphs and asked him “What are the optimum number of cushions per bum ?”
Has anybody got any better ideas for our excessive collection of cushions?
There will be a copy of Walt Hopkins and George Simons’ book — “Seven Ways to Lighten Your Life Before You Kick the Bucket” — for the best ideas on de-cluttering.