March 4, 2014 7:47 PM Subscribe
Hope me! How do I organize a really cluttery room, with limited space to work within? I feel like I'm just shuffling things around.
posted by threeants to Home & Garden (33 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
I have a decent-sized room (live with roommates-- the rest of the place looks great), of which I am extremely embarrassed to say that about twelve square feet is clear enough to walk on. The rest is covered in totally random stuff.
The hardest part is that with such little space to work within, it feels like I'm just moving the mess around. Like I'll pick up a box of incense, put it somewhere and say "this is where all incense lives now"...but it just creates a slightly more organized clutter that I'll have to relocate again when I get to that part of the room. I don't think I have objectively too much stuff-- if I was bringing it all into a blank room, it would fit just fine-- it's more an issue of workflow.
Does anyone have, like, a concrete system for de-cluttering a room? I have ADD and have a lot lot lot of trouble with thinking systemically. I get really overwhelmed and to be successful sort of have to be able to reframe a problem in terms of concrete, sequential, small steps.
Any ideas? The thing I can't do that would probably be helpful is to remove a bunch of crap from my room and then strategically put it back in. Other than that, go wild.