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How to Get Rid of Chaos & Clutter
Chaos exists when disorder is allowed to persist.
Overview
1. Are You a Victim of Chaos?
2. What is Chaos?
3. What is Order?
4. The SSUM Approach to Getting Rid of
Chaos an...
Is This You?
© 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
Is This You?
© 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
Is This You?
© 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
If you answered yes or maybe then you
are a victim of chaos!
© 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
What is Chaos?
Chaos is the absolute lack of order.
© 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
Chaos is not natural.
Even waves crashing on the shore have
harmony even though it seems like chaotic
harmony.
© 2012-2015...
Chaos exists when disorder is allowed to
persist.
 Place a sheet of paper on a table where it
shouldn’t be and leave it t...
© 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
What is Order?
Order is doing what should be done
when it should be done.
© 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
Order is when people and STUFF are
where they are supposed to be when
they are supposed to be there.
© 2012-2015 Keno R. M...
Order is the absence of chaos.
If you have problems with order it is
guaranteed that you have problems with
time, money or...
Your Mission…
Your mission should you choose to accept it:
Achieve and maintain order
© 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
The SSUM Approach
 Stop
 Seen
 Unseen
 Maintain
© 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
The SSUM Approach: Stop
 Stop the activities promoting chaos
and causing disorder
 The goal here is to stop the insanity...
The SSUM Approach: Stop
 Don’t pile another dirty dish!
 Don’t leave another piece of clothing
on the floor!
 Don’t put...
The SSUM Approach: Seen
Give away, put
away or throw
away everything
that is Seen that is
out of order
© 2012-2015 Keno R....
The SSUM Approach: Seen
 The goals here are…
 Quick gratification
 Free your mind of visual
clutter
 Free yourself fro...
The SSUM Approach: Seen
Give away or throw away as much
STUFF as you can
If you haven’t used it in over a year then
it mus...
The SSUM Approach: Seen
Even if you have to pile STUFF into
boxes, get rid of all visual evidences of
clutter
Don’t get bo...
The SSUM Approach: Seen
Pretend that a VIP will be walking
through your house in a few moments
© 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
The SSUM Approach: Seen
After you have removed every sign of
chaos then dust the furniture, sweep the
floors and vacuum th...
The SSUM Approach: Unseen
Give away, put away or throw away
everything that is Unseen that is out of
order
© 2012-2015 Ken...
The SSUM Approach: Unseen
 The goals here are…
 Freeing your mind from mental clutter
 Maintaining a peace of mind
 Cr...
The SSUM Approach: Unseen
Now it’s time to go through the little
things
I recommend making a list of 100 things that
every...
The SSUM Approach: Unseen
Even if you can’t live with 100 or less
personal things (and really you should be
able to), the ...
The SSUM Approach: Unseen
After you have removed every sign of
chaos in the Unseen places, dust the
furniture, sweep the f...
The SSUM Approach: Maintain
Maintain the order
It would be really discouraging if you spent all this
time defeating chaos ...
The SSUM Approach: Maintain
Like money and time you need to tell
STUFF where it should go or it will settle
in the place o...
The SSUM Approach: Maintain
Use containers to manage STUFF like
paper so that they are in the process of
being recycled, a...
The SSUM Approach: Maintain
 Mail
 All new unopened mail
 To Do
 Things to get done
© 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
The SSUM Approach: Maintain
 Bills
 Schedule payment
 Receipts
 Scan and store digitally, shred, recycle
© 2012-2015 K...
The SSUM Approach: Maintain
 To Read
 Things to read before shredding/recycling
or moving to “To Do” or “To File”
 To F...
The SSUM Approach: Maintain
 Kids
 Put away once per week
 Stuff to put away
 Put away once per week
© 2012-2015 Keno ...
Activity
 What are some of the areas in your life
where chaos is causing problems?
 What are you going to do about it st...
Summary
 Chaos exists when disorder is allowed
to persist
 Use the SSUM approach to get rid of
chaos and clutter while m...
Summary
 If there is no order then you put your
money and time at risk
 Do what you can when you can and
when you can do...
More Info
Connect Facebook.com/BootstrapBootcamp
Follow http://twitter.com/KenoMullings
Consult http://TheMullingsGroup.co...
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How to Get Rid of Chaos and Clutter

  1. 1. How to Get Rid of Chaos & Clutter Chaos exists when disorder is allowed to persist.
  2. 2. Overview 1. Are You a Victim of Chaos? 2. What is Chaos? 3. What is Order? 4. The SSUM Approach to Getting Rid of Chaos and Maintaining Order © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  3. 3. Is This You? © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  4. 4. Is This You? © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  5. 5. Is This You? © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  6. 6. If you answered yes or maybe then you are a victim of chaos! © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  7. 7. What is Chaos? Chaos is the absolute lack of order. © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  8. 8. Chaos is not natural. Even waves crashing on the shore have harmony even though it seems like chaotic harmony. © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  9. 9. Chaos exists when disorder is allowed to persist.  Place a sheet of paper on a table where it shouldn’t be and leave it there © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  10. 10. © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  11. 11. What is Order? Order is doing what should be done when it should be done. © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  12. 12. Order is when people and STUFF are where they are supposed to be when they are supposed to be there. © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  13. 13. Order is the absence of chaos. If you have problems with order it is guaranteed that you have problems with time, money or both. © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  14. 14. Your Mission… Your mission should you choose to accept it: Achieve and maintain order © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  15. 15. The SSUM Approach  Stop  Seen  Unseen  Maintain © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  16. 16. The SSUM Approach: Stop  Stop the activities promoting chaos and causing disorder  The goal here is to stop the insanity © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  17. 17. The SSUM Approach: Stop  Don’t pile another dirty dish!  Don’t leave another piece of clothing on the floor!  Don’t put another paper out of place! STOP NOW © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  18. 18. The SSUM Approach: Seen Give away, put away or throw away everything that is Seen that is out of order © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  19. 19. The SSUM Approach: Seen  The goals here are…  Quick gratification  Free your mind of visual clutter  Free yourself from the bondage of STUFF  A clean healthy atmosphere © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  20. 20. The SSUM Approach: Seen Give away or throw away as much STUFF as you can If you haven’t used it in over a year then it must go! © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  21. 21. The SSUM Approach: Seen Even if you have to pile STUFF into boxes, get rid of all visual evidences of clutter Don’t get bogged down with the little things © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  22. 22. The SSUM Approach: Seen Pretend that a VIP will be walking through your house in a few moments © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  23. 23. The SSUM Approach: Seen After you have removed every sign of chaos then dust the furniture, sweep the floors and vacuum the carpets © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  24. 24. The SSUM Approach: Unseen Give away, put away or throw away everything that is Unseen that is out of order © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  25. 25. The SSUM Approach: Unseen  The goals here are…  Freeing your mind from mental clutter  Maintaining a peace of mind  Creating a clean and healthy "everywhere" © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  26. 26. The SSUM Approach: Unseen Now it’s time to go through the little things I recommend making a list of 100 things that every member of the family will keep. Make a list for your business and house as well. © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  27. 27. The SSUM Approach: Unseen Even if you can’t live with 100 or less personal things (and really you should be able to), the exercise will help you determine what is really important and what is not …yes a pair of socks counts as 1 item © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  28. 28. The SSUM Approach: Unseen After you have removed every sign of chaos in the Unseen places, dust the furniture, sweep the floors and vacuum the carpets © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  29. 29. The SSUM Approach: Maintain Maintain the order It would be really discouraging if you spent all this time defeating chaos and creating order only to have things go back to how they were or even get worse © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  30. 30. The SSUM Approach: Maintain Like money and time you need to tell STUFF where it should go or it will settle in the place of least resistance. © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  31. 31. The SSUM Approach: Maintain Use containers to manage STUFF like paper so that they are in the process of being recycled, acted upon or filed. © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  32. 32. The SSUM Approach: Maintain  Mail  All new unopened mail  To Do  Things to get done © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  33. 33. The SSUM Approach: Maintain  Bills  Schedule payment  Receipts  Scan and store digitally, shred, recycle © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  34. 34. The SSUM Approach: Maintain  To Read  Things to read before shredding/recycling or moving to “To Do” or “To File”  To File  File away once per week © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  35. 35. The SSUM Approach: Maintain  Kids  Put away once per week  Stuff to put away  Put away once per week © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  36. 36. Activity  What are some of the areas in your life where chaos is causing problems?  What are you going to do about it starting today? © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  37. 37. Summary  Chaos exists when disorder is allowed to persist  Use the SSUM approach to get rid of chaos and clutter while maintaining order © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  38. 38. Summary  If there is no order then you put your money and time at risk  Do what you can when you can and when you can do what you can © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings
  39. 39. More Info Connect Facebook.com/BootstrapBootcamp Follow http://twitter.com/KenoMullings Consult http://TheMullingsGroup.com Learn http://BootstrapBootcsamp.com Call (617) 299-6871 © 2012-2015 Keno R. Mullings

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