I found an article written about this that I agree with everything but the order in which one does each 25 Fling Boogie.
There are three parts of a 25 Fling Boogie. You can do all three parts at once or break them up or just do one of the three. Whichever you do you are ahead.
Whenever I am having difficultly with my habits and routines, I turn to the "25 Fling Boogie." Here are the three stages:
First, you go through your house with an empty trash bag and fling 25 items to "Throw Away." By choosing this step "first" it gets you up and moving about. There usually is less emotional attachment to these. Take out to the trash immediately. Done!
Second, go through your house with a box lined with a trash bag or box for "Give Away." Find 25 things you can "Give Away." You can also get Flylady's Declutter Kit that says Throw Away, Give Away, and Put Away. I have these and they work great. I can line them with the larger leaf bags. The "Give Away" part has some emotion to it. Many times as you get going, you will find things you wondered why you kept. Bless it out to the world. When you have collected 25 items, box it or bag it up and immediately take to your vehicle. Done!
Third, go through your home with a box or container looking for 25 items to "Put Away." Why do I like this to be the last part of my 25 Fling Boogie? Because, the reason that it didn't get "Put Away" in the first place is that where it would logically go is full of clutter itself. By waiting to do this as the last part, you just may find some newly aquired space to house it.
I know it is much better since I decluttered my desk drawers. There isn't lots in there and I want to keep it that way because I have found I am getting more done!
|I added a "Mini Put Away" for the obvious things I use everyday that may have been left out. It works for me!|