First thing is you will need to accept RESPONSIBILITY for your role in the clutter that is happening in your home. I made excuse after excuse and blamed my family until I figured out I’m the only one who is bothered by it so I will need to change it. I used to be a neat freak and then I met my husband. We used to fight and fight over him being so messy then I realized I can’t change him so I just gave up. That is when CLUTTER came into my life and it’s been hanging around for the last 10 years. Okay, so I took the first step….I take the responsibility!
What is YOUR motivation? Mine….is I want a house that I can be proud of and not be embarrassed when people stop by. Now we have to create a One-Month Plan. Go ahead and choose five things you want to organize.
Here is my list:
- Living Room
We moved a couple months ago and I’m still living in boxes! Crazy I know. Seeing these boxes every day is making me depressed. I need them to be gone but at this point I’m just lost on what to do. I need to focus on what I want each area to look like and make a list of what needs to happen to accomplish that look. Make organizing a part of your daily life- Do it first and Do it fast!
Today I got rid of 3 boxes and let me tell you it changed my whole mood. I was super sad and tired thenI emptied the boxes and that little area looked so good. After that 30 minutes out of my time, I felt so much better. I need to do that every day- at least 30 minutes of decluttering!
I need to get the FAMILY involved too. Maybe we can have Garage Sale and pay for a family vacation we didn’t get this summer due to our move. Get rid of a lot of stuff we are not using or need. I know we did a little before we moved but now I want to do it again.
I also want to stay on top of my daily chores~ dishes, laundry, and room cleaned. I need to COMMIT at set time every day on uncluttering and organizing. Put it in the calendar- schedule an decluttering appointment 3-4x a week. If I do that for a couple weeks I think I can catch up on my house and feel so much better. Now I have to think of a reward…yes a reward. I think if I keep up the good work than I can get my nails done! What would be your reward?
Here is what to do this week:
- Take responsibility
- What is your motivation?
- Create a One-Month Plan
- Get Family Involved
- Commit to doing something 3-4 a week (every day is better)
- Reward yourself if you complete the above steps!
Next week Part 2!