Empower Yourself To Be Clutter Free – Purdue Extension Can Help

(BEDFORD) – Are you bogged down and overwhelmed by the possessions in your life? Do you wish someone would come along and declutter and organize your stuff because you don’t have the energy to make all those decisions?

Getting rid of clutter is a physical and emotional task. For many people it requires the proper alignment of stars and equipment in order to delve into a bout of organizing and decluttering. Let’s see, you will need the right frame of mind, markers, tape, trash bags, boxes, organizer units, and energy. If you are waiting for all of these things to happen before you begin to declutter your space, then you have found yet another reason to avoid the task.

Decluttering is a good thing. Dealing with your own clutter may seem like an overwhelming task but in the end creating order in your living space will bring some order to your emotional struggle over what to do with your possessions.

Empower yourself to be clutter free. Sarah Richer, Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences Extension Educator, will be offering a three-part series “Empower Me to Be Clutter Free.” Join three free virtual lunch-and-learn sessions to learn steps to eliminate clutter at home and work.

Session 1: Beyond the Chaos of Clutter, Thursday, November 12, 2020 from Noon until 1 p.m.

During the first session of the “Empower Me to Be Clutter Free” series, we will discuss the negative effects of clutter, common organization barriers, strategies to take action, and how to develop an action plan.

Session 2: The Paper Trap, Thursday, November 19, 2020 from Noon until 1 p.m.  

Session two of the “Empower Me to Be Clutter Free” series will cover improving your ability to organize the paper that comes into your life, identifying important papers, creating a file system that works for you, and establishing a system for keeping papers organized.

Session 3: Maintaining Order, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from Noon until 1 p.m.

Once we have our space decluttered, our work is not finished. During the final session of the “Empower Me to Be Clutter Free” series, we will discuss best practices for maintaining order. Join the final session as we review organizing strategies for efficient storage and discuss new systems that will maintain the order created from decluttering.

If you would like more information, email Sarah Richer at richer@purdue.edu or call Purdue Extension-Lawrence County at 812-275-4623.

Register online for one or more session.