This weekend, I stumbled upon a very interesting post from Zen Habits entitled: "The Minimalist's Guide to Fighting Clutter Entropy." How many have you guys have cleaned your room just to have everything slowly clutter in again? Well in this post Leo talked about the different ways to prevent cluttering. So when you clean room, it will STAY clean.
One of his tips is called "One in, two out." Basically it says that for every one thing that goes in, two must go out. For example. if I decide to buy another book today, then two other books must go out. Either I give it out to charity, or sell it to a used book store, or even give it away to a friend. I will for sure try to do this from now on.
Another tip of his that I would also do is a "Regular De-cluttering Session." It sounds like it says, Clean up regularly. I'm going to aim for a once a month de-cluttering session. That way, there's going to be a regular maintenance of it.
"Limited Storage." Put a limit on yourself. Don't allow yourself to have an infinite amount of space. If you allow yourself to think that way, you'll always bring home more and more things. By limiting the amount of space, you will buy or bring home less things (hopefully)
After all this, everything comes down to habits. It is ALL about your habits. You are in charge of your own clutter. Clutter don't just being itself in, you brought it in. One of my habits that ended up cluttering stuff for me would be: I buy things and I don't remove anything, so everything just ended up cluttering.
These are just some of the tips that I will personally use. For more information on the other tips or other ways of de-cluttering, visit Zen Habits.
have a good rest of the day!