Over the last few weeks the topic of ‘de-cluttering’ your life has come up numerous times. First, I listened to an amazing audio program by Denise Duffield-Thomas with tips on how to manifest success. Her first tip talked about de-cluttering your life. (Go sign up on her site, I love her stuff!)
That idea was fresh on my mind when other tips seemed to pop up on facebook, email newsletters and conversations with friends. Everyone was saying the same thing, the less extra ‘stuff’ in your life, the more space for greatness!
If you have big things to create and projects you want to get out into the world, you need space to do it. And often physical space leads to mental space.
I have been LOVING my new office space I carved out in my bedroom. But such a small space inside a small bedroom does not leave much wiggle room for clutter. In fact, I find that I spend more than a few minutes cleaning up the room before I sit down to work, because a clear workspace gives me a clear mind.
All of these things have been aligning and I have been feeling a strong pull to PURGE! And purge my whole house. But as a busy mom, the thought of needing to purge my entire house is a little overwhelming.
I started thinking about purging the same way I think about most of my tasks, especially business tasks, in my life as a entrepreneurial mom.
Break each task down over and over again until it is in the smallest, most time manageable bite- Click to Tweet This!
Then take each manageable bite and schedule it into a reasonable time frame.
So, I thought, what if I purged ONE tiny area of my house each day for a month? Then, before school starts at the end of August, I’d have an amazingly clutter free house, without feeling overwhelmed or giving up a whole weekend to do it.
Want to join me?
Lets all do this 30-Day Purge Challenge together. Below is the next 30 days spelled out with one small area to de-clutter each day. You shouldn’t spend more than 15-20 minutes on each task. You can, of course, do this challenge any way you want, but for me, I am going to focus on getting rid of stuff, not necessarily cleaning or reorganizing an area (that’s another challenge!) So, when I purge my spice cabinet, I am going to go through and toss all the old spices that are expired or that we no longer use, but I am not going to spend time alphabetizing the remaining ones. (But if you want to, go on with your bad self!!) Also, I made the decision not to include my kids rooms on this round…that really is a challenge it itself!!
Let’s create space for greatness this fall!!!
30 Day Purge!
July 16- Bath toys
July 17- Make up
July 18- Under the bathroom sink
July 19- Medicine cabinet
July 20- Linen closet
July 21- Products in shower
July 22- Cars center console and glove compartment
July 23-Kitchen utility drawer
July 24-Spice cabinet
July 26-Kids dishes and cups
July 27-Under the kitchen sink
July 28-Pantry (remember, you are getting rid of stuff…not reorganizing!)
July 29- Storage Containers
July 30-Toy Basket in the living room
July 31- Entryway table or bookcase
Aug 1- Under the TV cabinet
Aug 2- Hallway coat closet
Aug 3- Desk Drawers
Aug 4- Paper stacks
Aug 5-Sock and underwear drawer
Aug 6-Other dresser drawers
Aug 7-Under bed
Aug 8- Hanging clothes
Aug 10- Nightstand
Aug 11- Magazines
Aug 12- Miscellaneous clutter around
Aug 13- Sit Back and create in your new clutter-free space!!!
Purge! 30 Days to Greatness Checklist