Declutter – Clean Up – Purge – Get Back on Track – It’s what I do these days following Christmas. We’ve been talking about Family Traditions all month long and decluttering is traditionally what I do this time of year. I think I am not alone. How about you? Are you cleaning up and getting organized and putting your regular routine back in place? It must be one of the top ten New Year’s Resolutions.
It hits me full in the face once our Christmas celebrations wind down and all is relaxed and quiet again. I can see it all. The Stuff. Right there. In plain sight. Spilling over. Waiting for a home – or the junk heap. And so I’m joining Dana (aka Nony) at A Slob Comes Clean for her Decluttering Party through the end of January.
Her book (which you can find using my amazon affiliate link) How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind has been so helpful! It’s motivational, full of common sense and just plain fun.
She defines clutter: “It’s not about deciding what I do or don’t need. It’s not even about knowing what I should or shouldn’t keep. It’s about understanding what I can handle.”
In her book, Dana gets to the why and the how of things: “As long as there was too much stuff, the stuff was in control. . .I just started getting rid of stuff.”
Dana’s newest book (use my amazon affil link if you wish) Decluttering at the Speed of Life is available for pre-order. She sent me a sneak peak and I KNOW you’ll want to pre-order. You’ll not only be the first to receive the book when it’s ready but you’ll also be able to get her awesome 5 Day Clutter Shakedown video course. In this newest book she walks you through decluttering every room. It’s filled with strategies and tips on getting to the bottom of things (pun totally intentional!), setting boundaries, working your system and maintaining it.
Throughout January, I’ll share my progress with you, as I work my way through the house, room-by-room, deluttering – cleaning up – purging – getting back on track. I mentioned Dana’s Decluttering Party in the beginning of this post. Click on the image below if you want to join in! Sharing this post at some of these wonderful places.