When you look all around you, do you see stacks of mail that need to be processed? Perhaps you’ve got books laying around along with a million miscellaneous scraps of paper with scribbled notes on them. Remember that thing you were going to fix that you put aside until you had more time…and now you’re tripping over it every day? Whether you want to be more disciplined, more organized, or just plain happier, clearing out the clutter and freshening up your environment will make a huge difference. In fact, you may not realize how much your psyche is affected by clutter and how different you can feel until it’s all gone.
Well, now is a great time to get a fresh start by trying this 30-Day Challenge. Thirty days from today, you could finally have your office cleaned up, or that space in your attic. Perhaps you’ll finally tame that monster hiding in your garage and have room to, once again, park your car. I feel like clutter is a type of psychic cancer, eating away at your creativity, your energy levels, your inspiration and totally draining your motivation even before it gets started. Well, it’s time to change that. It’s time to rediscover your inspiration, your creativity and your floor! Here’s how:
Declutter Your Life
Pick an area in your home that is badly in need of decluttering. More than likely, you instantly know where it is. Every day, for the next 30 days, spend 15 minutes sorting, moving, organizing, shredding, cleaning, packing, filing, throwing away, and completely clearing out all of the clutter from one room, nook, crawl space, storage area, garage, or room of choice. This may include drawers, boxes, trunks, storage containers, bags, shelves, and any place where there might be junk, clutter and piles of who-knows-what.
Setting a timer is very helpful so you can work without having to watch the clock. Also, having a very clear start and stop time every day will make the task seem more manageable. If you choose to work more than 15 minutes on a given day, you’re free to do so. But regardless of how much time you work over, you’ll still need to spend your usual 15 minutes the next day. It’s only for 30 days and it’s only 15 minutes. You can do this!
If you only spend just 15 minute per day, you’ll be amazed at how much progress you can make in just a few days. But in 30 days, you can transform, brighten, and uplift a room or area that’s been wearing on your nerves. When people imagine their dream home, they typically imagine a home that’s neat, clean and organized. After this 30-Day Challenge, you’ll be on your way to more cheerful surroundings. Although, once you adopt this behavior, you may want to consider keeping it.
Let me know if you’re going to give this a try. I’m a few days into this particular challenge and I’m already feeling better about my space. I’d love to hear how you feel when your 30-Day Challenge is finished. Good luck!