Are you committed to decluttering this year?
Have you joined Nourishing Minimalism’s decluttering challenge, where we will be getting rid of 2015 items this year? Click here to read more and join my yearly decluttering challenge.
Have you ever stood in your home, wanting to be free of clutter, but not knowing where to start or even how to start?
Let these charts be your guide. Do something small every day, place the current chart on the fridge next to your yearly decluttering chart and you will be encouraged as you start to see items being checked off, boxes being filled and removed from the house, and clean clear spaces pleasantly popping up.
I’ve created 12 checklists to walk you through decluttering your entire house this year. Each month a different room is targeted.
I lived once, in a house full of clutter. No surface was free, no counters were cleared. The weight of all that stuff crowded my heart and soul. But little by little I got rid of stuff. I started seeing clean spaces and open counters. And I was free! I liked it so much, I became a die-hard minimalist!
I want you to experience the same freedom and peace that comes with having a clean clear home. And even as a minimalist, I have to look at each item we have in our home and make sure that it is useful or beautiful and not wasting space.
Of course, when we decide to make this big of a change in our lives, we want it to happen quickly.
But exhausting yourself over one weekend of intense decluttering only leads to frustration and quickly overwhelms our efforts.
Instead, we need to work diligently, each day, for 15-30 minutes. Just one drawer or one shelf at a time. This is not a quick sprint. It’s a marathon race. One needs a good pace to continue and follow through to the end.
Let’s not have those New Year’s Resolutions fall short in February. Instead, commit to yourself to have a different home by the end of the year. Work each day, each month and when 2015 rolls around, you will be a different person. With more free time, more free space and a more peaceful mind.
I bought those lists and they are awesome. They were great when you have that feeling like you don’t know where to start. They go thru each room of the house each month so you focus on one room at a time and give ideas of where to look to get rid of trash and excess. ~Kat P.
Rooms by month:
January – Kitchen
February – Dining room
March – Living room
April – Bathroom(s)
May – Master Bedroom
June – Kids/spare room
July – Office
August – Basement
September – Garage
October – Laundry room
November – Closets
December – Attic/Storage