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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Declutter Your Life in Just 15 Minutes a Day

The most important decluttering principle I have learned this month is that it doesn't really take that long to declutter. I have been amazed at how many of the projects I have done this month took less than a half-hour to do.

You don't have devote hours and hours to daily decluttering. Really--just 15 minutes a day is all you need. You can do it! #overstuffedlife
It took me less than a half-hour to take this:

To this:

See original post here: Practical Organization.

It only took me about 20 minutes to take this junk drawer from this:

You really can declutter your life in quick increments. You'll be amazed at what this junk drawer looked like 15 minutes later.

To this:

This junk drawer was a mess just 15 minutes ago! Decluttering doesn't have to take a ton of time!

See original post here: Junk Drawers.

Imagine if I just devoted 15 minutes every day to getting rid of clutter? I manage to find at least that much time to do stupid things every day, so it shouldn't be so hard to find 15 minutes for organizing projects.

Even though I haven't had as much time this month as I wanted to do the really big projects, only 15 minutes a day on even a much bigger mess will whittle it down soon enough. I am inspired by what I have been able to accomplish so far in October.

Today I thought I would link up a couple websites I found that have great decluttering calendars.

Home Storage Solutions 101 has an awesome 52 week decluttering mission, including 15 minute a day decluttering calendars. Click here to read all about it.

My Simpler Life has a very similar declutter calendar. I actually download hers every single January, and have every intention to use it. It just never became a habit that stuck, though.

But this month I am inspired, like I mentioned before. I like the idea of giving 15 minutes of my daily time to just quickly organizing a small area of my home. The problem with organizing projects is that they don't stay perfectly organized forever. So staying on top of it on a daily basis is important.

Once I have tackled my biggest problem areas (remember my action plan?), I think I will print one of these calendars out for daily guidance.

No matter how I do it, though, I'm making the 15 minutes a day commitment.  Are you with me?

Find all of the posts in this 31 Day Challenge here: A Place for Everything: 31 Days to Less Clutter and More Peace.

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  1. I love the tutorials for decorating a Christmas tree, thank you! I, too, love red and gold but I also love blue. I throw some blue ornaments in as accents. Love red and blue together!
    I learned some new things in your post and will try this year! To finish off my tree, I get bead garland and cut them up into different lengths and hang all over the out side of my tree, it looks so opulent and jewel like. I use gold and pearl .

  2. I purchased a white tree on sale after Christmas last year, and I am so excited to come up with a fun color scheme for it! I love decorating Christmas trees. :)

    I love your idea for bead garland. I used to use a lot of bead garland, too. I just draped it all over, though I didn't cut them up. I may have to try that this year!