Were you able to join us at the Facebook party last week? If so, you may remember me asking “Where do you need guidance in managing your household.” Many of you commented on clutter or the need for decluttering in your homes. So, here we are on Monday morning. It’s a new week, a new day and a fresh start to kick that clutter to the curb. Depending on the type of clutter you have around your home will determine your strategy or strategies in removing it. Take a minute and do an inventory of what you see. Is it paper clutter that threatens to ruin your day? Are piles of clothes tripping you up? Maybe you’re in the season of life with lots of littles around your home- with toys & trinkets scattered about. No matter the mess, it can be tackled and taken out. One.Step.At.A.Time. You can do this!
The folks over at Organized Home.com have a lot to say about the matter of decluttering. Their step-by-step instructions may be all you need to begin the process of getting rid of the excess in your home. Declutter 101 talks about clearing the clutter and how to start (if you feel like the clutter monster has moved in for good). Remember, slow and steady wins the race…
One of my worst ever habits was dumping the mail in a pile. Doing this caused my pile to grow into a mountain. I then had an unsightly mess to worry about, random avalanches to try and avoid and the daunting task of sorting through it all just to find the electric bill (before it was past due). Over time I began sorting the daily mail over the trash can. When the kids bring the mail in for me, I ask them to set it on the kitchen table. This spot works for us because know that before the next meal I must clean it off before we can eat. I be sure to get rid of the junk mail immediately and place the bills in their ‘designated spot.’ Implementing this one routine has helped me tremendously.
Getting rid of clutter is just part of the battle- once it’s gone it needs to never return! Check out these tips about staying clutter-free.
What are some of your favorite decluttering routines? Have any of these tips inspired you to attack your clutter? Drop me a line and share your strategy…talk to you soon!