Any one else miss spring cleaning?! I was so busy trying to plan our youngest birthday party and just enjoying being outside with my two crazy kids that we did no spring cleaning.
Now fall is going to be here before I know it and I need to do some decluttering. But I don’t know about you, but I need someone to keep me honest! I get distracted enjoying a day like today and do nothing to obtain my goals! So I would like to ask you to join me in my quest to declutter.
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30 Days to Organize and Declutter as Busy Moms
My goal is to do 1 bag, box, or handful a day and either donate it or trash it. With two kids I have so much stuff I could get rid of but I just don’t take the time to do it. In doing so I hope that cleaning the house because much easier as we get rid of the clutter and just keep what we need.
You can clean out your car, office, shoot I don’t care if you pull a basket full of weeds out of your garden as your declutter for the day!
So in your house could use a clean out? Junk drawer, garage, or guest room which less face it has become more of a catch all for junk you don’t know what to do with! Oh no, that’s just our guest room?
Maybe you need to get rid of some of your clothes or the kids clothes, how about going through that kitchen Tupperware and get rid of those extra lids.
Why should you work on decluttering and organizing?
When you remove extra “stuff” from your house it can not only clear a spot in your house, but also provide some mental clarity. No matter how much you think that room full of junk isn’t on your mind or that extra pile of clothes in the back of your closet, it is. Whether you realize it or not just one thought about it can cause unnecessary stress.
You can ignore it for as long as you want, but it won’t be going any where until you take care of it. That is where I come in! I am going to be here to remind you of your goals! Take a moment and think about what those goals are. Write them down. Make a mental note. What ever works best for you.
It is back to school time and I am sure you have found clothes that no longer fit, or old school supplies that you won’t use. Maybe the kids have outgrown some toys, or shoes. Or if you have younger children this is the perfect time to get them involved in donation. You can explain to them what it means to donate and why we do it.
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Removing clutter from your home also makes it easier to clean. Less stuff means less mess! Who doesn’t love less mess and faster cleaning time? I know that is all I need to motivate myself. It may take some time to declutter, but it will be worth it. And with just a box a day it won’t feel overwhelming.
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Then relish in the free space and calm that comes with it. By the end of the month hopefully you will have cleared not only physical space but mental space in the form of stress.
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