If you’re looking for a way to start decluttering, and continue doing so until you’ve tackled everything in your home, without feeling overwhelmed, this declutter challenge is for you.
When decluttering all at once is an impossible task.
Some women find decluttering all at once a real solution to their clutter problem.
Many others however, you included, may not find it so, for the following reasons.
1. It feels overwhelming.
When you’re dealing with a mountain of clutter – whole house clutter, even if you have the whole day, it usually feels overwhelming.
When overwhelmed, the mind’s usual response is to give up.
You can convince yourself that you’d continue another day, but you know that that other day just never comes. The clutter stays.
2. It takes too much time – time that you don’t have.
I’m sure the amount of clutter that you have in your home was not accumulated in a day, a month, or even a year. All those yearssss of collecting and keeping stuff – all of that you’re going to tackle in just a day or two.
As I’ve said, it’s okay if you can do this, and it’s how you prefer it to be, but what if you don’t have the whole day just for decluttering?
I know. Most of us (if not all) don’t.
We have other things on our plate – preparing dinner, cleaning the house, working on a project, taking care of our family, and many others.
3. It feels exhausting.
You’ll eventually get tired. Not just physically, even more mentally.
Decluttering is not just about tossing or keeping. It’s the deciding part that takes a lot of mind work and heart work too.
So if you’re tackling a huge pile of clutter, only to stop at the middle because of exhaustion, you’ll have an even bigger mess than when you started.
A consistent little by little effort is the real key to decluttering success.
Don’t feel defeated when you can’t tackle the clutter all at once. You can still deal with that clutter, but this time without feeling overwhelmed or exhausted.
And that is… by decluttering little by little, consistently.
Consequently, it won’t take much of your day because…
Fifteen minutes everyday will do it.
Yes! That’s right!
Fifteen minutes is all you need to tackle that clutter! But.. you have to be consistent.
And by consistency we mean everyday.
This is how I do my decluttering projects.
Okay let me correct that… mini decluttering projects… because they’re small activities tackling small areas only or one specific group of stuff. But when you do it daily, you’ll be amazed with the results!
This is what I had in mind when I created this 7-day jumpstart declutter challenge.
I wanted to share with you the method that works for me, so you too can enjoy a clutter-free space!
It’s a jumpstart.
A jumpstart is meant to energize you and motivate you so you can work on that project that you have been putting off.
That’s the goal of this 7-day declutter challenge – to encourage you to take action now and start decluttering your home.
It’s for 7 days only.
This doesn’t mean that you will only be decluttering your home for seven days and you’re done. Nope! Far from that.
It means that you’re going to try this system – this daily 15-minute decluttering sessions, for seven days.
I believe that is enough time for you to see its effects in the clutter in your home. So if you decide to try this declutter challenge, I urge you to really work on the mini decluttering projects that will be sent in your inbox daily.
The clutter in your home will not leave if you just read and read.
It won’t make any difference even if you knew all the best decluttering methods either. Only one thing will remove your clutter. And that’s decluttering in real live action!
You’ve got to act for this to work.
Again, it won’t take much of your time. Just 15 minutes everyday.
You’ve got nothing to lose. In fact, this 15-minute-daily system makes it so easy that it gives you no reason not to declutter.
So please… no excuses.
God is involved in the declutter process.
Surely, we can’t forget about God, the source of everything we have.
A true Christian woman involves God in everything she does, even in the mundane tasks.
So in your decluttering journey, I also want to encourage you to remember the One who gave you the means to acquire everything you have.
For it is God who gives you the ability to produce wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18), wealth that you used to buy all those stuff that has now become clutter.
The One who gave you wealth is also capable of helping you handle that wealth well. So seek Him in this challenge, and in all your decluttering activities after this as well.
Whatever kind of clutter situation you may have right now, God is willing and ever ready to help, if you will only seek Him!
You’ll see changes in your home in just a week!
If you do everything I tell you to do in this declutter challenge, you’re going to see changes in your home in just seven days!
It may be small compared to the change that you want to see, but it is change. And it’s a pretty good start I’m sure!
After all, doesn’t a big change stem from small changes?
Here’s what some of the participants said upon completing a task.
I trashed a couple of items and labeled a few things to “rehome” them. Now I feel much better about the clutter under the sink now.:)) Thanks.Michelle C.
I must admit I was skeptical about day 1 being a shower declutter, but I did the Bible reading and prayed and started. Then I realized the bathroom was in way worse shape than I’d realized. It is now squeaky clean and I threw away a whole bags worth of empty containers and old, worn out tub toys. There’s still the inside of the drawers to tackle on another day, but it felt good to get this much done. Thanks for the idea!Annette D.
So… what are you waiting for?
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