Tip #28 – Pick a number, any number. 28 Days of Decluttering
My friend Shannon asked me the other day – “how do you get started with decluttering?”
This is a great question. As you can tell by all that I shared this past month, it seems that all I really have time for is running the vacuum and washing the dishes. I certainly don’t have the time or energy to dedicate to decluttering. That is unless I am doing a series on it and find some inspiration.
I think the easiest way to make a little impact without too much time invested is to pick a number – let’s say FIVE – and try to trash, put away or organize that many things. It might be five toys, five books, five pieces of paper on your desk, five shoes, five worn t-shirts, five throw pillows. Go around your house and just find five things in different categories that aren’t in their home and put them away. If needed, give them away. Or throw them away.
Maybe do this every day for a week and see where it gets you. I would think that after a short while you will see a big impact with very little effort.
PS – I hope you enjoyed this series, I know I got a lot of out of it for sure. Over the course of this past month, I’ve sorted through my closet, cleaned my junk drawer, am applying the 30 Day Method to my kitchen utensils, and cleared away a corner in my office that hasn’t seen the light of day in months. Thanks for coming along with me on this ride!
What’s up next – stay tuned to tomorrow – I’ll announce our next 28 Days Series.