- Clear the clutter from your purse and/or wallet. Process receipts, throw out wrappers, and rescue that handful of change. You’ll feel lighter and you’ll be glad to get rid of your George Costanza wallet.
- Unclutter a single shelf. The shelf could be in your office, your living room, or your bathroom — it doesn’t matter, just commit to clearing it of unwanted items. If the shelf is in a high-traffic area and you look at it all the time, you may have gone blind to all the stuff sitting on the shelf. In these cases, I like to imagine Real Simple is coming to photograph my space or a nosey neighbor will be stopping by, and these mind tricks usually help me to see the clutter again.
- Seeing as today is Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day in the U.S., I would be remiss if I didn’t recommend you spruce up your icebox. Don’t think of it as a chore, think of it as making room for all those tasty Thanksgiving leftovers.
What are your favorite quick and simple uncluttering projects? Share your suggestions with us in the comments.