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From procrastination to productivity: Kickstart your moving journey and declutter with the 4-step LITL System

Today, we are joined by bestselling author of 17 Spatulas and the Man Who Fried an Egg and founder of The Organizing Mentors, Lisa Geraci Rigoni.

Are you delaying packing for your big move because the thought of sorting through your belongings feels too overwhelming? You’re not alone, and I have some insight as to why. Does any of this ring true for you?

Overwhelmed by clutterHave you ever wondered why it’s so difficult to sort through your things and reduce the clutter in your home? Chances are that it has nothing to do with your ability or work ethic. And you are not lazy. It has far more to do with the fact that those things represent your life and your decisions and mean something to you.

If you are thinking about having to sort through a lifetime of possessions to downsize, many of us would rather sit on the couch and binge-watch for a few hours.

We tell ourselves we will get to it SOMEDAY. Someday, I’ll go through it; Someday, I’ll give it to the kids; Someday, it will be worth something; Someday, I will fit into it again! We’re busy, life is happening, and the thought of making time to sort, purge, donate, and pack what we want to take with us is just not fun – and we would rather have fun, right? In the meantime, there it all sits.

The LITL System: A practical approach to decluttering

However, amidst this chaos, lies a practical solution: The LITL System. This systematic approach to decluttering not only simplifies the process but also empowers people to make decisive choices, reclaiming control over their space and their lives. Here is a condensed version of The LITL System of organizing and making decisions in your life to transform clutter into clarity.

L – Let it go

What are the things in your space that you know you don’t want?

I – Intentional

These are the items you may have to ask some questions about. Do you still want it? Is it useful? Do you want to pay to move it again? Does it have positive memories for you?

T – Transform

Once you complete those first two steps, your space will be transformed, and you will be transformed and closer to making that move.

L – Love it and live it

You will love that you completed your tasks, made the decisions, and are ready to live with less in your space.

So, make SOMEDAY today or tomorrow – schedule it. You can start with as LITL as five dedicated minutes a day tackling things that have been hanging around for a long time. The more you do, the more confidence you’ll gain!

About the author

Lisa Geraci Rigoni - innovator of the LITL SystemLisa Geraci Rigoni is owner and CDO (Chief Declutter Officer) of The Organizing Mentors, a company specializing in home organization. She is a certified Senior & Specialty Move Manager by the National Association of Senior & Specialty Move Managers. In Lisa’s #1 bestselling book, 17 Spatulas and the Man Who Fried and Egg, Lisa shows readers how to reclaim their spaces mentally and physically to make letting go less stressful and more insightful.

If you need a LITL push, feel free to book a call with Lisa to conquer the clutter in your life, in your mind, and get movin’! For more information and to download the LITL System, visit