Clutter Free in 30 Days

Clutter Free in 30 Days

 

March is typically Spring Cleaning month. The air is warming up outside and people are starting to venture out of their winter caves. As part of our New Years resolutions this year, Adam and I decided that we wanted to be more organized in 2014 and tame the clutter. 

Neither of us are neat freaks, but we do both want a tidy house. We honestly did really good keeping our house tame of clutter until we had kids. They come with so much stuff (and some of it you only use for a few months, then it is no longer needed).

I was honest about my clutter in my Honest Pictures post. 

Honest Pictures

When we moved, we were able to get rid of several things that we were no longer using. We’ve realized that after being here in Virginia for 1.5 years that there is even more that we don’t need.

Clutter Free in 30 Days

Since Adam and I are planners, we sat down and developed a plan that would work to be Clutter Free in 30 Days. 

Download my plan here:

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First we decided to go room by room and sort the clutter into 3 bins

Keep

Give

Toss

We started in the kitchen, then the game room, then moved up stairs to the bedrooms.

Every item was evaluated on this criteria:

Do I love it? Do I use it? Do I need it? 

If it didn’t fit into one of those categories, then it went in the give or toss bin.

It is amazing how many things we have that we don’t even like. 

 

Where do you take the things that you want to give away?

We have an online Local Free Facebook group where people can post things they want to give away.

We also take several things to charity organizations.

 

cleaning with ecloths

After the clutter is gone, it is easier to keep your house clean. 

I like using non-toxic cleaning solutions for keeping our house clean and safe for the kids. I love using e-cloth. You can read how I clean my house without chemicals. 

Learn more about DIY Non Toxic Cleaning Recipes from Mommypotamus in her new Ebook.

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 What is the first area you are going to de-clutter?

 

Image adapted from BigStockPhoto.com

 

 

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Angela Parker

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My name is Angela. I have been married for 14 years and have two little girls (with another little on the way!) I’m a speech therapist by trade but started my own business from home 4 years ago. I am passionate about healing through nutrition, natural medicines, cooking with whole foods, and natural parenting. I strive to honor God with everything I do.
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  1. Angela, I saw your post on Facebook and am motivated to get clutter free in 30 days!! I printed off the list and will get to it today 🙂 My daughter just went back to college yesterday after being home for 2 weeks on Spring break! I’m doing laundry today and am tired of looking at clutter in every room. With your 30 minutes a day play I think I can conquer it … thanks for the encouragement!!

    • Yay! I’m so glad this can help! We are still working through our 30 days, but we are making huge progress. I love that it is just doing a little each day, so you don’t get overwhelmed or stressed out.

    • I have WAY more clutter /stuff than I could get to in 30 minutes a day for a year! I’m not saying your method is not effective. But wouldn’t it be better to work in one room until it was done than to have every room turned upside down at once?

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