This time of year always makes me want to declutter the house. But finding the time to start and to work through the house room by room can be hard. Which is why this year I have devised a 15 minute a day declutter plan.
The plan goes through each room and breaks down what needs to be decluttered. For example, instead of looking at the kitchen as a whole I’m going to concentrate on one thing per day i.e. utensils one day & food cupboard the next. The plan will take about 40 days to complete. I know that sounds a long time but having it in bite sized chunks will make it so much more manageable.
Decluttering on your own can be hardwork and sometimes being accountable to someone else can really help the motivation. So if you would like to join me, and reclaim your house too, subscribe to my mailing list to receive a downloadable copy of the plan.
When you subscribe you will be sent a hello from me with a link to download the plan. You will then also receive weekly updates from my blog which will include any latest posts published, as well as few little extras here and there! I will be doing a post a week on how my decluttering is going as well as sharing any tips and tricks for organising what’s left.
I will be starting my decluttering on Saturday 7th January as I need to gather a few things together first. If you want to join me then you will need:
- Lots of black Bin bags
- A box for things to go to the charity shop
- A box to put in things that belong in other rooms
And the rules I’ll be following are:
- Set a timer for 15 minutes
- Declutter as much as you can within those 15 minutes
- If you have more time carry on with the daily task or move onto another
- If you can’t do the daily task because life gets in the way then don’t worry, do it when you can. This isn’t a regimented plan.
I will be posting the daily task on my Organised Jo Facebook page and Twitter. If you join in I would love to hear about it. I will also be using #declutterin15 on social media so if you do post anything please use this hashtag. It would be great to see how you are doing.
Don’t worry if you can’t start this weekend, the joy of this plan is that you can start it anytime and repeat it throughout the year. I know I probably won’t be able to complete all the tasks on some days. But when I’ve finished then I’ll repeat some of the tasks.
Don’t forget, if you want to join in and download a full copy of the plan subscribe to my mailing list:
Good luck and let’s get organised!