For September’s 12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge, we’re focusing on clearing out clutter. I committed to spend 30 minutes to an hour every week de-cluttering at my house.
You know what? After my decluttering session, I was so encouraged.
Why? Well, recently, I’ve been feeling like the clutter has been creeping in. And as you have probably figured out, I don’t like clutter. Er, more like, I loathe clutter.
So when it feels like clutter is creeping in and multiplying in closets, I can start to feel anxious about it. (I know, I know, I’m sorta weird. But it’s true.)
I figured that this challenge was going to be easy because I’ve not de-cluttered much at all since we moved in May. Well, guess, what? I had trouble finding clutter today! In fact, mostly what I found were things we use on a regular basis or have plans to use very soon.
As I analyzed it more, I think the reason I’ve been feeling like we have more clutter is not so much because we’ve been lowering our standards, but because we down-sized in house when we moved, my husband brought his office home, and our floor plan is laid out so differently here.
This left me feeling so encouraged! And it also made me have new appreciation for those of you who are currently living in really tiny houses or apartments.
Anyway, here’s a picture of what 30 minutes of digging through closets and dressers and drawers produced. A half-filled grocery sack.
I think I might try tackling the garage next week. That should produce quite a bit more clutter than a half-filled grocery sack! 🙂
Did you do any de-cluttering this past week? If so, how’d it go for you?
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