I’ve decided that I MUST get this house decluttered. I am drowning in it. I have almost the whole upstairs done with Ava’s bedroom to finish and only in Travis’s room to re-arrange the furniture. His closet (which he doesn’t use quite yet) has been emptied of all the hanging clothes that I had stashed there and I either donated them or sold them. There are a few bags by season to be given to a consignment store and anything that doesn’t get taken from them will be donated.
I have been successful to date because I sat down one day with my calendar and wrote one zone per week (some zones were bigger such as the kitchen so they get two weeks). I started with the front room on the top floor and went from there to the basement. These zones will be decluttered and deep cleaned as I go. I am extremely excited with the project I’ve made thus far. I have slipped up a few weeks but luckily I’ve been able to catch up and when I was behind more than a few weeks such as over the holidays when I was baking or shopping on the weekends I let myself re-start where I left off and updated the 2009 calendar accordingly.
I feel lighter already!
Although now I’m starting to get ambitious and I’m looking at calendars and schedules other bloggers have created BUT after writing this blog I think I’m going to stick with what I’m doing and what is working. As I often remind my 2.5 year old daughter, focus … concentrate!
Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.