We established an outbox with which to follow these rules, as established by Apartment Therapy:

1. Anything can go in the Outbox
2. The Outbox is allowed to get messy
3. Everything must stay in the Outbox for at least one week
4. After that time you have several choices
a. Take anything back out
b. Leave anything you are undecided about for one more week
c. Dispose of the rest by moving to the garbage, recycling bin, or giveaway pile

I admit the idea of putting any/everything in the outbox seems silly to me.  Why pile it all up?  Why not separate by trash, recycle and donate right there in the moment?  Well, I know that making a decision about every object I pick up can lengthen the process and stress me out, so I’m willing to embrace the AT Outbox.  The new challenge is to return to the outbox in a week and make decisions at that time.



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