I will be the first to admit that I am not a very organized person.
I’m just not naturally gifted that way. I have to work very hard at being a home manager by setting up a routine and schedule, making a meal plan, and cleaning routine, because if I don’t…. well let’s just say it’s not pretty! (And even when I am working hard at it, it’s still often not very pretty!)
As you know if you’ve been following along here, I’ve been working on Project Simplify this past month, and it has felt so great to get some major areas of my home decluttered, organized, and generally cleaned up.
So good, in fact, that I want to continue with the decluttering and organizing this month as well.
We all have too much stuff!
Don’t we? Somehow it just creeps into our lives, even when we think we’re trying to be proactive about it and discerning about what stuff we bring into our homes.
The problem with stuff is that too often, we don’t consume our stuff, but instead our stuff consumes us.
We have to clean, and organize, and take care of our stuff. We need space to store our stuff. Sometime we even need more stuff, just to manage our stuff! And the less stuff we have, the more we can focus on the stuff that really important to us, like our relationships and our dreams and goals.
Photo by balanced.crafts
I don’t know what it is about spring, but something about the fresh air, the sunshine and the warming temperatures (if you have those in your area, could you send them our way please?) just makes me what to clean out my stuff.
And have a garage sale too, of course (I am so excited for garage sale season!)
So this month’s Simple Step is: Declutter Around Your House.
This is going to look different for everyone. Some of us don’t have much to declutter. I, ahem, am not ones of those people. And even after all that I have put in our giveaway/garage sale pile due to Project Simplify, I know I still have lots more to get rid of.
I issued the challenge on Friday, and I really hope you guys will join in with me – to get rid of 100 items from your house in April.
If that seems like too much, then definitely just start with decluttering a space that is a ‘hot spot’ for you. Somewhere that the stuff has piled up, the clutter has overtaken it, and it’s driving you crazy!
So pick a goal – whether it’s to get rid of 100 things this month, or to declutter a specific space – and let’s tackle our decluttering and organizing together this month!
As I mentioned, I am not a great organizer, so I will point you to some other great organizing posts to help you move toward decluttering around your house this month!
Follow This PROCESS to Get Organized @ Organizing Junkie
10 Ways to Reduce Clutter @ Simple Organized Living
Declutter for A Simpler Life @ Organizing Your Way
And all of those blogs have tons more information on decluttering and organizing if you just browse around!
So, what are you planning to declutter? 100 Items? Or a specific space?