Emily over at myloveforwords.com came up with this fantastic “Declutterathon” idea along with several tips and suggestions for actually decluttering your home successfully. I love this post she did about creating a decluttering schedule for yourself and doing so by the size of the project.The gist of her plan is to first list out all of the rooms or spaces in your home that need decluttering. Then, go back and divide those spaces up by how long you think it will take to declutter. This may involve installing a new organization system or rearranging the room completely so I chose to look at each space as a “project”. I first wrote down on a piece of paper what areas of my home I needed to declutter and how long I thought it would take me to complete the task.
Now I actually have a practical plan for decluttering my entire home and I can do it at my own pace. So if one day I find myself with an extra 30 minutes of time, I can glance at my list, pick a “small project”, get it done and cross it off! Such a good feeling! Sooner rather than later, my entire house will be decluttered and I probably won’t use any curse words in the process! (no promises though)One thing I’ve learned about myself is that I am more productive in life when I can set goals that are actually attainable, and the chances of me actually reaching those goals are much greater if I have a system to follow that fits with my lifestyle and personality.
Are you stuck in a cleaning rut and don’t know where to begin? Do you have a long list of overwhelming house projects in your head that you feel will never get done? I hope you can find a system that works for your life to help you achieve your goals and cross some of those projects off your list!
Download the “Declutter Organizer” Printable and get started mapping out your plan for a clean house today! It may be just the system for you too!
While you’re at it, take some time to browse around the new site!Even more new things are yet to come…