One of the first actions to take in embarking on a decluttering program is to make your environment safer. Therefore, during the first month or so of these reminders, you can expect to be given tasks to do just that.
First up, thoroughly clear away all obstacles & hazards from:
- Doorways – including internal ones.
- Walkways – traffic routes within rooms, as well as hallways, staircases and outside paths.
- Windows – sticky locks, resistant curtain rings, outside barriers against the glass.
Don’t search first – get up and start decluttering right away.
As you go, make a list of problem areas to research after you've done your best to clear all exit routes.