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Feeling a little overwhelmed by the clutter in your spaces?
I hear from readers all the time so I know that you’re probably struggling with clutter spots just like I am.
But we’re going to do something about it!
It’s time for our 31 Day Declutter Challenge, and now’s the perfect time so we can have a happier holiday season.
3 Reasons to Join the 31 Day Declutter Challenge
It’s Fall and in a few short weeks the holiday season will begin, but maybe your house isn’t quite ready. Here are three great reasons you should join me for the 31 Day Declutter Challenge.
You Need More Space
More than likely you’ll have friends and family who will visit at some point over the next few months, or maybe you won’t be having any company because you’re too embarrassed about the state of your house.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to open your front door without running to hide things in your closet first? Wouldn’t you love to be able to host friends in your living room without having to apologize for the stacks of stuff lying around?
Even if you don’t need to make room for more people in your home, you’ll more than likely be adding more stuff for Christmas. Why not rid yourself of the things you’re no longer using so you have room for all the new goodies?
You Need More Money
Believe it or not, your clutter is costing you money. Dealing with the constant distraction of the chaos in your home drains you of the energy to cook, plan or do other time and money saving activities. You may spend extra money on gas to drive to the store to purchase something because you can’t find it in your home, or pay for services because you don’t have the energy to do things yourself.
If you have a serious clutter issue, you may choose to spend time away from home to avoid dealing with it. Spending time away from home costs money: eating out, gas to drive to different locations and unnecessary purchases because you see something and “have to have it”.
You Need More Energy
Clutter not only costs you money, it also drains you emotionally, mentally and even physically. Maybe you’re the kind of person who has trouble remembering things when you can’t see them. If you keep piles of stuff lying around as reminders instead of using a calendar or other organizational system, maybe it’s time to rethink your strategy.
The problem with the “leave-it-out-so-I-can-see-it-because-when-I-see-it-I-remember-it” method is that each pile represents an undone task, which causes guilt and a mental “tie” to that task. The guilt and mental load drain you, which means that you don’t have the energy to actually do something about the piles of stuff. Getting rid of some of those piles and stacks before the holiday season begins will enable you to be more at peace.
If you realize that you need to do a little pre-holiday decluttering, join me for the Challenge.
How to Join the 31 Day Declutter Challenge
To join us for the challenge and giveaway:
1. Join The Peaceful Mom Community HERE.
If you’d like to join me, you can choose one focus area or room, or you can use my free 31 Day Decluttering Checklist (pictured above) with simple daily 10 minute decluttering tasks for each area of your home.
When you join, you’ll receive a confirmation email, then a welcome email with instructions to print your 31 Day Declutter Checklist plus other goodies! (If you’re currently receiving my weekly emails, no need to rejoin.)
Leave a comment on THIS post telling me your goal for this 31 Day Decluttering Challenge. Everyone who joins and leaves a comment on THIS post will be entered to win: [UPDATE: You are still welcome to join the Challenge, but comments and the contest have been closed.]
this cute table runner (12 in. x 50 in.) and napkin set from Target (pumpkins not included); $25 PayPal cash; one resource of her choice from The Peaceful Mom Shop (visit HERE).
3. Gather your supplies.
- a donate-able box for “GIVEAWAY” items
- a laundry basket or bin for “PUT AWAY” items
- a trash can or paper bag for “THROW AWAY” items
4. Spend just 10 minutes a day decluttering.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a comprehensive, whole-house declutter. We’re spending ten minutes a day hitting some hot spots with this checklist.
But, of course, you should do what works best for you, so if you want to substitute a different room one day or focus one one room for the entire month, the choice is completely yours.
For this particular challenge:
- Commit to 10 minutes a day. Every morning or afternoon for the next 31 days, spend 10 minutes in one room filling those boxes with the clutter that you see.
- Immediately disperse the items. At the end of your ten minutes, put the “THROW AWAY” items into the trash immediately. Place the “PUT AWAY” items where they belong. Store the “GIVE AWAY” box in a closet until the next day. On your next errand day take the :give away” items to your local thrift store or donation center. And don’t go back through the box again before you donate it!).
If you declutter one area a day for only ten minutes, you’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish in the next few weeks. The clean spaces in your home will fuel your motivation to continue and before you know it, you’ll have a clean house ready for the holidays!
31 Day Declutter Challenge Giveaway Rules
– One entry per household. A comment on THIS post only constitutes an entry. Comments on social media will not count as entries.
— Prizes include $25 PayPal cash, table runner and napkin set (pictured above), and one DIGITAL product from The Peaceful Mom Shop.
— Contest is open to all U.S. residents. Only U.S. residents in the contiguous United States will be able to receive the physical prizes due to shipping costs.
— Contest ends October 21, 2020 at 9 a.m. EST.
— Winner will be randomly selected from the comments on THIS post using third party software and will be notified by email.
— Winner must reply by email within 24 hours or forfeit prize.
I’ll update you on my progress and I would love to hear how you’re doing as well, so feel free to post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the tags #TPMDeclutter and #31DayDeclutter!
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