Sometimes we don’t do things because we are too busy or the task is overwhelming. I feel that way when I think about decluttering my home. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time in a day let alone a week to get everything done. Between working fulltime, and keeping my 9-year-old busy during a pandemic and taking care of an infant, I’ve been putting off ridding my house of clutter.
Now that I have a little bit more time on my hands and it’s my birthday month A.K.A my “New Year”, I’ve decided it’s time to get rid of the things I don’t need or haven’t used in years. I’m trying a 30 day declutter challenge. I will be getting rid of 30 bags of items in 30 days. I invite you to join in, too! Because, what’s that saying again? “Clean space. Clean mind.” Something like that. These days, we can all use a bit of clarity and peace.
The challenge is easy. All you have to do is select an area in your home you plan to tackle each day and fill a garbage bag or donation box with items that are cluttering your home. The good thing about this challenge is you can take your time. It won’t feel as overwhelming as trying to get everything done in one day. Without even thinking about it, I’ve already begun my kitchen by trashing expired spices.
Download this FREE printable! Place it in an area of your home that will help you remember which room to tackle each day.
Easily Declutter Your Home with These Three Tips
When cleaning and removing the clutter from our home, especially when helping out our 9-year-old, we found it easier to compartmentalize the cleaning into the following three buckets:
- Things to keep – these are the items we tend to use frequently.
- Things to donate – gently used items that we have outgrown and/or have not used in months or even years.
- Things to trash – things that are broken and in a state of disrepair.