The last few months have really got me thinking about all the excess that my family has. I just completed my own 30 Days of Thankfulness. I went back through each day and noticed that not once did any material possessions make the list! My list was almost all composed of people, experiences and events.
Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful for the things we have as well, but what means the most to me is not my stuff! This almost seems contradicting because there is a lot more stuff inside our home than people!
December is a new month and new beginning. I am looking around at the excess in my home and feeling the need to simplify. Some of the stuff we have in our home is a blessing and loved (our refrigerator, favorite toys and blankets, and the heater blowing warm air on my cold feet to name just a few!) However, a lot of the stuff is simply excess that is not only cluttering up our home, it’s also cluttering my time with having to clean it, find a place for it, or take care of it. This leads me to my question: What am I going to do about it? It’s time to take a stance against the clutter and begin the process of decluttering.
December is probably the busiest month of the year for families (or at least for our family!) I really debated about if this was the right time to start a 31 Day Decluttering Challenge! However, the more I thought about it, I decided that I am tired of trying to decorate around the mess. I’m tired of my kids having so many toys that they can’t enjoy all of them. And I’m tired of spending so much time trying to pick up things that no one actually loves. I’m ready for a change, are you?
Are you tired of Christmas being over and having an entire house full of new stuff and no where to enjoy it? What would happen if you had the house ready for the holidays before Christmas? Join me in this new series December 1st!
The purpose of this challenge is not to make you feel guilty if you can’t complete the day’s decluttering challenge. The purpose of this decluttering challenge is to free you of some personal bondage (clutter). I love this challenge because many of the items we will be decluttering are still in wonderful condition! By doing this now, I can bless someone else this holiday season, which is exactly what this season is all about!
With that said, if you can find the time to complete the challenges, that’s wonderful! I’m going to try to keep them all under 30 minutes, preferably 15 minutes. Even if you get half of the challenges done, you will have made some significant progress in your home! No guilt here, just encouragement! I want us all to be able to enjoy the holidays with our families with less stress and guilt!
With that here are our challenges this December:
What is one area of your home that needs the most help, when it comes to clutter?
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