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.
It took me less than a half-hour to take this:
See original post here: Practical Organization.
It only took me about 20 minutes to take this junk drawer from this:
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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