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December 20 2022
Brandi Silver

This is Brandi Silver, FCS agent with the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke Center. Our program today will help you begin decluttering. The Burke County Extension office will be offering, Take Back Your Space, a decluttering and organizing series on Thursdays in January. You can call the office to register!

As you begin to think about taking back your space keep these tips in mind.

Begin small. I recommend one drawer, one stack of papers or one rack in your closet. Setting a small goal and finishing it will give you the confidence and desire to continue tackling these tasks.

Everything needs a home. Carry around a small basket to collect items that do not have a home or are not in the proper place. Empty the basket by returning everything in it to the proper location.

Think about the systems you have in place for storage and organization. Ask yourself if they are working or if you need to develop a new way to organize your space. Don’t forget to share your organizing systems with your family. If everyone knows the expectation, they are more likely to follow through.

Researchers at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute published a report that asserted cluttered environments limit your brain’s ability to focus. Decluttering your space promotes health and wellness benefits that can improve your life.

This has been Brandi Silver with the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke Center. If you would like to join the Take Back Your Space series contact us 764-9480 or register on Eventbrite.