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One Year to an Organized Financial Life: From Your Bills to Your Bank Account, Your Home to Your Retirement, the Week-by-Week Guide to Achieving Financial Peace of Mind by Russell Wild, Regina Leeds

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WEEK TWO
Clear the Clutter, Room by Room
This week, you can
• Find temporary storage for items to sell or donate
• Clear the clutter from your home with an eye toward making money and gaining space
WE’RE GOING TO MAKE USE OF TWO powerful tools in the Zen Organizing arsenal this week. First we’re going to use the “fresh eyes” technique to look at the major rooms in your home and see them as a stranger might. We tend to look past our own clutter. It’s simply part of the landscape. But a stranger entering the room for the first time sees everything. He sees the stacks of unread magazines and the clothing tossed on the chair. He sees the empty jewel cases in the family room languishing in search of the music or movie they are meant to house. He sees ...

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