31 Days to a Clutter Free Life (Day One)

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Welcome to a month long journey to dealing with clutter. It couldn’t come at a better time since we are just about to turn the corner to welcome in spring.

Today is an easy day of just getting ready.

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I think before embarking on any new adventure or any kind of challenge, mentally, physically, and emotionally preparing is always a good thing.

I like how Ruth talks about preparing to let things go. This can be a challenge for some, especially if you are an emotional collector. If you think this might describe you, check out Are You an Emotional Collector? It is amazing what a difference that cutting some of those emotional ties can make when we give ourselves permission to let go of things.

It is so freeing to learn how letting go of clutter is not letting go of the memories or in some way dishonoring the person to whom things belong any more than it is dishonoring to the person who purchased the item that we are getting rid of.

Anyhow, that post talks about this idea in more detail, check it out.

I also think it is a great idea to speed clean the area where we are tackling clutter each day first. You can also read about my 30 minute speed clean by clicking on this link.

With these things in mind, prepare for tomorrow as Ruth suggests so that you are ready, paying special attention to preparing your schedule for 30-60 minutes each day to take on each day’s work.

You also know what I am going to say next, I am quite certain.

Write that 30-60 minutes on your schedule each day. When it is planned into your day and then written down, you have a much greater likelihood of completing the work than you would otherwise.

This post is based on a chapter in Ruth Soukup’s book, 31 Days to a Clutter Free Life. Grab a copy and join in, or, grab a copy and work through it at your own pace in your own time.

Either way, you will have a clutter free life by the time you work through all 31 days!

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  1. I got my husband on board too!:) We decided to go through each chapter together after he gets home from work and brainstorm ideas how to prevent clutter from taking over our everyday life.

    1. Wow, that’s great, Zori. I bet that will be so helpful. My hubby likes to create clutter with random stuff, since “we might need that someday!” After 20 years of marriage though, he does generally listen to my logic about why I don’t need that empty box 😉

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