Life has been hectic for me the last couple of months with speaking at conferences, helping two of my daughters after they had a new baby, as well as my daughter-in-law after she had her baby. Now that things have slowed down for me, as always, I am ready to do some cleaning and decluttering!
Isn’t it surprising how quickly the clutter creeps back into our lives and our homes?
I’m ready to start cleaning up the clutter in my heart, my schedule, and my home!
Who wants to join me for a 30 Day declutter challenge?
While thinking about the need to get rid of stuff, God pointed out to me that I need to focus on decluttering some areas of my life, before I begin to focus on getting rid of stuff in my home.
This challenge is going to focus mostly on the clutter in our homes, but first we will look at the importance of cleaning out the “junk” in our hearts, and decluttering our schedules. THEN we will start working on decluttering our homes.
I don’t know about you, but I am tired of the clutter in my home!
Clutter is stuff that takes up space, makes things look messy, and in the end is a stress to me. As I look around, I realize that I have way too much stuff, and much of it is never used. Much of my housework involves moving junk and clutter to a new spot.
So after we spend a couple of days working on cleaning clutter out of our hearts and schedules, we will move on to the clutter in our homes.
For 30 days, focus on cleaning one area per day. In this one area get rid of things you don’t need. The goal is one bag a day. (Bags can be donated, or go to trash.) Simple as that!
Plan on only 15 minutes a day to declutter, so you will be more likely to stick with it. If it takes you more than 30 days, it’s okay. You will feel much better knowing that you are making progress, and moving some of that clutter out.
When you sign up you will get a welcome email, then the challenge will begin on July 3rd. Starting that day you will get daily email for the first 2 weeks with tips and encouragement to keep you motivated. After that I will spread the emails out to every 2 or 3 days, because after awhile every day gets to be too much!
Here’s the Commitment:
- For 30 days, focus on cleaning one area per day.
- Purge at least 1 bag of clutter from your life per day for a total of at least 30 bags.
- Plan to spend at least 15 minutes a day to declutter.
- Share your pictures in our Facebook Group
- Check in each Friday in our Facebook group and share what you have accomplished for the week.
Sign up to JOIN ME IN THIS CHALLENGE!
The FACEBOOK GROUP will really be helpful, and checking in each Friday will motivate you to stick with the challenge.
You will be able to share your progress and get encouragement as we go through the 30 Day Declutter Challenge. You can also share before and after pictures. I mean, what’s more encouraging than seeing pictures of someone else’s clutter, and realizing you aren’t alone? 🙂
I will humble myself and share a few before pictures along the way, and I hope you will too. I also look forward to sharing the after pictures that show progress, and can’t wait to see yours!
Since it’s a private Facebook group, you will be safe to honestly share your struggles, challenges, and successes. No judgment – we are all in this together!
I’m excited about this, and ready to get started. LET’S GET RID OF THE CLUTTER!