One of my goals for 2018 for me is I have a planned reading list for the year. I want to read a book a month, which for me is a big deal. Since I have two 5 and under I have very little time to myself. I wanted the goal to be obtainable but still a reach. Putting it out there where the world can read it is all about accountability and making sure I get my goal accomplished. If you tell people about your goals and dreams you are more likely to stick to it! Plus, I am hoping you will head on over to my reading list and become my accountability buddy by using my list, or making your own.

Big Goal Number Two

Another huge goal for me in 2018 is to complete a year long de-cluttering challenge. Since that is a pretty big goal, I might even call it a stretch goal for me, I am breaking it down into 30-day blocks. That way I am more likely to complete it!

The first round of de-cluttering is set up to only take 30 minutes a day. If I make it easy to obtain then I have a better chance of making it a habit. It becomes a habit and if I succeed at it, I am more likely to keep de-cluttering. Plus, it just feels good to accomplish a large task by starting out small.

I made it through the first de-cluttering. It went fabulous! Although it was not a deep dive, it really got me ready to work on each area of my home and really de-clutter it.

De-Cluttering is Good for the Soul

Clutter is bad for your physical and mental health. In fact, clutter can be a fire hazard and it can cause dust, mold, and animal dander that collect on the clutter causing more trouble for allergy and asthma sufferers. If you search for articles on clutter and health. there are plenty of people who believe that it can cause depression, weight gain (or stop you from losing weight), and a host of other issues.

So beyond reclaiming your home space, de-cluttering can also help clear your mind space.Once you have done that, it is easier to see things more clearly, let go of the past or future and live in the now.

What else might de-cluttering your living space do for you? It will make you realize that you do not need stuff to be happy. If you can realize that, then that is a huge lifetime money saver. If you are not buying goods that you do not use or need, then you can put that money towards something more important.

Last months de-cluttering challenge can be found at the link below.

De-Cluttering Challenge #1: 30 Minutes a Day for 30 Days

Now on to this months challenge!

De-Cluttering Challenge #2: Closets

Tips for De-Cluttering

  1. Before starting find five bins/baskets. Label them as: Keep; Toss; Donate; Recycle; Sell
  2. Set a timer and work without stopping while completing each de-cluttering challenge
  3. Get your significant other and/or kids to pitch in! Make it a family affair.
  4. Make decisions quickly. If you have not used the item in over 6 months and it is not seasonal, then toss, donate or sell it!
  5. Remember, this is a deep clean de-cluttering. Go through every item in the closet!

30 Day Deep Clean De-Cluttering Challenge: Closets (Bedroom, Coat, Linen)

  • Day 1 – 4: Coat Closet
  • Day 5 – 8: Linen Closet
  • Day 9 – 15: Kid’s Closets
  • Day 16 – 19: Guest Room Closet
  • Day 20 – 26: Your Closet!
  • Day 27 – 28: Storage Closet
  • Day 29 – 30: Your Choice

Here is a great free printable so you can track your daily progress and check it off when you have completed it! Just click on the link below and download the PDF.

30-Day Deep Clean De-Cluttering Challenge- Closets

30-Day Deep Clean De-Cluttering Challenge- Closets

Again, in case you missed it! Here is a great free printable so you can track your daily progress and check it off when you have completed it! Just click on the link below and download the PDF.

30-Day Deep Clean De-Cluttering Challenge- Closets

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