Thursday, March 2, 2017

30 Day Decluttering Challenge

I always feel like I'm constantly cleaning yet it never looks like I cleaned a damn thing. And of course shortly after cleaning, everything gets trashed again SO quickly. Please tell me that I'm not alone?!?

After some serious thought, I realized that I simply had too much stuff. And that rather than owning this stuff, this stuff was starting to own me. How crazy is that?! No matter how much I "organized" it, constant clutter was making me anxious and sapping my energy. See, I form emotional attachments to stuff and struggle to part with them. I have (had!) cards from my 8th grade graduation. Birthday cards from 10 years ago. Knick knacks from my first baby shower. Purses from high school. Clothes that don't fit but I couldn't bear to part with because as I'm losing weight, I might fit back into one day. (Ummm hello- when I hit my goal, I'm buying new clothes. Lol) TONS of random shit I wanted to keep "just because".

But none of this stuff had a purpose for me anymore. So a couple months ago, I sat down late one night and I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Some of the stuff in her book was a bit... out there for me. (Talking to your belongings?) But the rest really sparked something in me and I immediately started the process of eliminating as much as possible. I thanked the stuff for being a blessing to me at some point in time and then I let it go. Some stuff went straight to the trash but other stuff is going to bless other families.

That day alone, I freed myself of EIGHTEEN big ass bags of stuff. Some stuff I never thought I could part with. But I did it and I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I couldn't wait to do more, tho garbage day being only once a week limited what I could do and when I could do it.


I've had a lot going on for the past couple months and so decluttering took a bit of a backseat lately. But I'm SO ready to start moving forward again. I swear, my house is screaming at me to do it. And I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this need, so I'm kicking off a 30 Day Decluttering Challenge on Facebook. Are you looking to simplify your home and life? Need a little extra support and encouragement ? Well what are you waiting for? This is your sign!! Join me and take back control of your life!

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2 comments:

  1. im in sis...ive been trying for years to declutter lol

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    1. Yaaaay!!! Me too. Nothing ever stuck til now. Lol DO you want me to add you to the challenge group on Facebook? Or do you just want to follow along? ❤

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