take out a bag of extras each day before leaving the house to spend my day OUT.
I am a clutterer, a hoarder... Yet I am comfortable giving things away, selling them, donating them, etc.
What has happened over the years that with my 13 hour work days NO housework was done... Now, skedaddling out of the house and spending the day in the library at my computer... no housework is being done... Do you see a pattern here?
I HATE housework.
So... things pile up. Sometimes what comes into the house is clearly garbage; sometimes I put something aside ... and it becomes garbage eventually. The items in the second category are what I am trying to clear out.
So... I resolve... to go through the apartment and either pick up or pull out papers and other items I've been ignoring for a LONG while and THROW THEM OUT! I know it takes a while to establish a habit... but I just started a few days ago... it's not at habit level yet.