I am a woman on a mission. One of my goals this year is to sort out some better storage solutions for my house and garage. Of course to do that, I need to actually know what needs better storage. Which leads to sorting out the crap that is cluttering up my house and garage. Thus I have started The Declutter Project.
Now this is not a new thing for me. I actually made a start on doing this before we hit the New Year. Which is why this is a goal and not one of those resolutions that fall by the way side when I get bored with it. I usually do the kids toys at least once a year and late last year I did a huge cleanout of my pantry and some of the kids rooms. This year however, as part of my declutter project, I plan to be ruthless. The declutter project won’t just be limited to my house and garage. It will also involve other aspects of my life such as my blog, my facebook news feed etc etc etc.
The basic rules I have for my plan to declutter is things will get chucked if:
- they are broken,
- they are ripped,
- they are not used in several months (barring items for special occasions like christmas/halloween decorations),
- they have been outgrown, or
- they have never been used and do not seem likely to be used anytime in the near or distant future.
Some things I may need to think twice or three times over before I draw the hard line one but I am determined to simplify our lives of all the stuff that we have and don’t need.
Are you on a decluttering mission? I’d love to see how you’re going!