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Nature Abhors a Vacuum

First presented by the Greek physicist-philosopher Parmenides (510-450 BC) and then argued over for two-millennia by other famous names in history including Plato and Aristotle, the idea that empty spaces are unnatural has led directly to the creation of human advances such as atomic theory, the barometer, the steam engine and the science of thermodynamics to name but a few. 194 more words

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The Ins and Outs of 'Stuff'

Stuff, stuff everywhere.

Stuff, stuff in my hair.

On the floor and ‘neath the bed,

Cluttering up inside my head!

It’s very hard to maintain a balanced mind when the environment around you is cluttered and chaotic. 

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Ten-minute mission: Round Up the Pens (and Pencils)

You will need:

  • 3, 4 or 5 containers (clean empty tins, soup pots, jars, or pen pots)
  • a place to put them

Now set up your system: 59 more words

Personal Decluttering

Five-minute mission: Start a Household Notebook

You will need:

  • a notebook (small enough to move around, big enough to write in)
  • a pen
  • optional: crafty stuff for decoration, elastic or string to attach the pen…
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Setting Up Systems

Five-minute mission: Corral your Carrier Bags

Use this if:

  • you want or need to keep any plastic shopping bags, and
  • you don’t currently have a proper place to put them

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Personal Decluttering

Ten-minute mission: A Place for Receipts

Use this if:

  • you need to keep receipts, for example for returning items or budgeting, and
  • you currently do not have a single place for them and/or your purse is overstuffed…
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Personal Decluttering