Has clutter come into your home since the holidays? I know my house has seen an influx of “stuff”, and in completely honesty, my house wasn’t super clean before the holidays. This year I am trying to focus more and be more productive. But we are clutter keepers and it’s something I struggle with. While it doesn’t create mental chaos, I hate having clutter all over and I hate being disorganized. It makes it harder to focus! If I was actually a quarter as organized as most people think I am, I would be so much better off. Now, we don’t belong on an episode of Hoarders (unless you go in my bedroom, it’s the catch-all) and our home isn’t disgusting, but it absolutely is cluttered. We have more stuff than we have room for. And it is driving me CRAZY! No one likes it when Momma goes cray-cray!
So I will be doing a 30 Day Declutter here on While He Was Napping starting the middle of the month or so. However, if you’re antsy to do your own decluttering, you should hop on over to Ask Anna and print off your own Declutter Checklist. It’s got a lot of the commonly overlooked areas, so you don’t forget anywhere and keep thinking “where the heck is all this stuff coming from?!”
Obviously, decluttering isn’t a do it once and be done deal. At least not at my house. Stuff is always rotating – you just have to make sure your coming in ratio is equal to or smaller than the going out. A big part of my problem is that I get overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. The checklist has it all broken down by room. Do you have 10 minutes? Find an area that will take about that long and start there. Some times it’s the little stuff that counts. You may have a mountain of laundry on your bed, but the dishes are put away. Give credit when it’s due and know that Ms. Scarlett O’Hare was so very right when she said “After all, tomorrow is another day.”