"Why Should I Declutter My House?"
As a working mom, time and energy are in high demand. So is it worth using what little stamina you have after a long week to declutter the house?
The answer is 100%, yes, and here is why.
Your home is your castle; it is where your family gathers around the dinner table and you unwind after a stressful day.
Studies have shown the 4 main benefits that living in an organized house can help:
Save time and money
Improve productivity and creativity
If we know that having a well-organized home can bring such incredible benefits, then why aren't our homes perfectly organized all the time?
Well, my friends, life happens.
As a working mama of three young kids, there never seems to be enough time in the day. Can I get an amen to that!
We all have a closet we are afraid to open, a drop zone that has become a drop room, or a junk drawer that houses years of forgotten, unused stuff. For me, what pushed me over the edge was the kids' playroom.
My Declutter Story
In 2018, I devoted the year to happiness. The first thing on my list was to declutter my home.
One Friday night, after the kids were in bed, equipped with a glass of wine, trash bags, and some encouragement from my girlfriends, I started the process of decluttering the playroom.
The number of toys that we had inherited was mind-blowing. I purged bags and bags of toys then organized everything in easy-to-access bins. The project took me a few nights and a full weekend. When it was done, I felt the amount of pride was intoxicating, and I craved that peace in my other rooms.
I was on a mission to declutter my home, room by room. And now, almost 2 and a half years later, I still walk around my home and feel a sense of a calm. Objects that did not spark joy have been donated. Loved items that were once lost in a closet now sit on display and bring me so much pleasure to walk by them.
Do I still have rooms that need to be decluttered? ALWAYS, but every pass through the process gets faster and easier.
How to Declutter Without Losing Your Mind
There is no right or wrong way to declutter your house, just what will work best for you!
Here Are A Few Questions & A Free Organization Planner
Prioritize, "Rome was not built in a day, and neither is decluttering your home."
Which room causes you the most anxiety/embarrassment?
Which room or spot in your house will be the quickest to declutter?
Which room do you look at the most often?
How much time do you have to allocate to your declutter project?
Who will you need to help? (babysitters, haulers, housecleaners, friends, or even a bottle of wine)
How will you get rid of the trash and donation? (Have a plan; otherwise, it will sit in your garage...cough, cough I have never done this :-)
Your Declutter Plan
Print and download your FREE declutter scorecard and 14 day challenge
I am going to declutter_____________ room
I have scheduled time to work on this project on my calendar for ________ and _________ this week
I will donate my unwanted treasures to ___________
I will allocate $___________ to organizing and decorating
My hope with this decluttering challenge is to help you take an overwhelming project and break it down into small, bite-sized tasks so that it feels fun and rewarding. I want you to feel the accomplishment of walking into a room and knowing that you had the patients and persistence to tackle a hard project. I want you to experience the calm and joy that a well-organized and decluttered house brings.
You got this!
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