I’ve been trying to declutter my house off and on for YEARS! In fact, I started this blog way back in 2006 with the idea I would chronicle the decluttering process. Little known fact: The original blog name was “Ponderings of a Packrat”. You can even read my very first post, if you are so inclined:
You might think that since I began decluttering almost 14 years ago I’d have it all done, right? Wrong. Despite all the stuff I’ve gotten rid of over the years we don’t seem to be much further ahead in the process. So I continue to chip away at it, bit by bit. Occasionally I get in “a mood” and make some serious progress. More often I’m just getting rid of a couple of things at a time. It’s definitely a process.
I know I’m not alone in this so I decided to put together a collection of decluttering resources for us all. I asked some of my blogger friends to share their best ideas and here they are. I hope you’ll find inspiration, motivation and practical suggestions in these posts.
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From starting small to donating items, this is a good overview of the entire decluttering process.
This post offers ELEVEN great ideas for getting motivated to declutter. Because we all know that getting started is half the battle.
Mary Poppins definitely had the right idea – make it a game! One of the best ways to take on a big task like decluttering is to make it fun. Participating in some type of decluttering challenge is a great idea.
Have you ever looked around at all that needs to be decluttered and felt overwhelmed by it all? That’s when you need a step-by-step plan that starts small.
Now that you’ve been motivated to declutter and have a pile of stuff to get rid of, what do you do with it? Sure, you could just toss it in the trash but there are much better solutions.
Finally, be sure to check out my Facebook group, Make Over Your Life With Dee. We do occasional decluttering challenges but even if we don’t currently have one going on you can search for related posts. Or just ask if anyone is up for another challenge!
So, are you ready to take on the clutter in your home? I know I am. Let’s get started!
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