πŸ’™The 'good cop, bad cop' routine to outsmart clutter

Be adamant.

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Hello and welcome back to Declutter Fast

You've probably watched enough crime dramas to know the term "good cop, bad cop."

Make your home beautiful A suspect isn't talking. So one detective plays "bad cop" and is arrogant, angry, and insulting.

The other detective goes right into "good cop," telling the first officer to back off and showing sympathy toward the suspect - all in the hope that the suspect will open up and tell what happened.

When it comes to decluttering, guess which cop you have to be sometimes?

You guessed it. You have to play the bad guy.

Your family needs to know you have a "zero tolerance" policy about them piling up more and more "stuff" in your house!

It's not fun to be the bad cop.

But let's face it...

It gets the job done. No one wants to wake your inner "bad cop"!

When your views on clutter are well established in your humble home, people will know how far they can push their luck with you.

After a while, your word becomes law. No one will dare clutter up your home.

They'll even scurry to clean up any messes lest they get on your bad side again!

So don't be afraid to get tough.

It's a strategy that has worked for centuries, for men and women alike.

If you want to get really fancy with it, you can enlist your husband to play the good cop.

He'll whisper to the offender: "You know how your mother is - you'd better go rent a storage space. She'll blow a gasket if she sees how much stuff you're planning on hauling in here."

Sometimes you have to defend your home - against the invasion of clutter.

So go ahead and play the Bad Cop - when you must. Be adamant!

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Here's to the joy of order in your life.

With love,
Mimi Tanner
Author of Declutter Fast: How To Get Your Home In Order Almost Immediately

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