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31 Days to Clutter Free

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For the month of October, I’m taking part in The Nester’s 31-Day Writing Challenge. I thought it would be a fun way to sort of “relaunch” this blog since I’ve been neglecting it for a while. But I’m actually tackling two different 31-day challenges (too much?) because my topic is “de-cluttering,” and I’m following Ruth Soukup’s plan for 31 Days to a Clutter Free Life. So…October, we’ve got our work cut out for us.

I chose de-cluttering as my topic because I am tired of all the stuff we so easily accumulate in our home that we don’t really want or need. When things are less cluttered, I feel like I can breathe easier. It’s easier to find things. It’s easier to relax and focus on the stuff that really matters.

We do fairly well keeping common areas clutter-free, but our storage spaces and less used areas are pretty much organizational disasters (think medicine cabinet, linen closets, office, etc.). So I’m really excited to simplify and see some results.

I’ll be following the 31 Days to a Clutter Free Life plan, focusing on a certain area of our house each day, and writing about my progress here.

My two ground rules are: 1) spend 30-60 minutes on each de-cluttering task and 2) don’t spend any money on organizing tools for this challenge. I’ll be reminding myself that my goal isn’t to create a picture-perfectly organized home to show off, but to get rid of stuff in order to live more simply.

I’d love for you to follow along with me on this journey!

I’ll be adding the links to each day’s post below.

Day 1 – Intro (this post)

Day 2 – Entryway

Day 3 – Mail

Day 4 & Day 5 – Living Room/Books & Magazines

Day 6 – DVDs and Video Games

Day 7 – Toys

Day 8 – Junk Drawer

Day 9 – Dining Area

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