3 Box Rule Dejunking : Key To Easy Clutter Removal!

3 Box Rule Dejunking

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The 3 Box Rule has helped me the most in my efforts to dejunk my home. I’ve used it for years and still do every time I clean out an area in my house. So simple yet so effective! These three boxes with a couple other instructions will aid you in your effort to make life a little less messy and complicated.

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Supplies

Get 3 large sturdy boxes and label them as follows.
(Downloadable signs below if you want to get fancy.)

3 Box Rule Dejunking Boxes

1.THROW AWAY
This box is for garbage and items that are no longer  usable or worthwhile for anyone to use or keep.
2. GIVE AWAY
Things that still have use but you don’t need anymore. Take these items to the thrift store and let someone else benefit from them.
3. PUT AWAY
Items that go in another room in your home.

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Free Signs Download

Printable Signs To Tape On Boxes
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How To

Working in ONE ROOM AT A TIME, put your boxes in the center of that room. Starting in one spot and working around the room go through things and toss them in the appropriate box using this IMPORTANT GUIDELINE: If you haven’t used it in 13 months chances are you will never use it. (This allows for holidays)

After you’ve completed a room, deal with each box you’ve filled RIGHT THEN AND THERE. Put away the items that belong in other rooms. Take your throw away items and dump them in an outside trash bin if at all possible. Put the items you will give away in another box or bag and CLOSE IT. Place it in  your car and take to the Thrift Store as soon as it’s convenient. The key point here is to get all your box items out of sight and out of your home as fast as you can. Otherwise its way too tempting to pull things back out.

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3 Box Rule Dejunking Before After

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14 Comments

  1. We did this after Christmas to make room for the new stuff and it was awesome! I also have a rule about clothes…if I haven’t worn it in the last 6 months (12 months if seasonal) It’s OUTTA here! Thanks for sharing at Pin Me Later Link-up, I pinned! for later 😉 hehe

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    1. Nancy Author

      Your so welcome Julie. I’ve found my box method to be indispensable. I’ve used it for years. I need things to be orderly even when I’m cleaning a mess. lol! Thanks for the comment! Good luck on your move!

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  2. I’m really going to need to do this! We recently moved to Florida and our new house is going to be much smaller than the one we’re moving into (plus we used to have a huge basement for storage…Florida houses don’t have basements). I already know that we’re going to have to get rid of a lot but it’s a good thing. We collected so much “stuff” when we lived in our huge house and I know we don’t need most of it. Thanks for a great post!

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