Who’s up for a challenge?? 🙋🏼♀️ _ Starting on Monday, for 10 days, I will be doing a 10-Minute Declutter challenge! Basically I will have a different challenge for each day that should only take 10 minutes. By the end of 10 days we will have kick started our decluttering muscles and built up some momentum to keep going! Now is a great time to do a little decluttering as we head into the busy holiday season. _ If you want to participate I’d love to see what you’re doing. Use the hashtag #declutter10x10 and I’ll follow along! I’ll post the prompt each day on my feed and then share in the stories what I worked on and my progress. This is my #simplicitychallenge for the month of October and I’m super excited!! 🙌 _ Leave your favorite emoji below if you plan to join in too!! Yay!! _ #declutterchallenge#simplicitychallenge2018#decluttering
Let’s talk about sentimental items for a minute. _ See that box of crayons? It probably doesn’t look like much to you, but to me? It was special! I used that box to hold my school stuff in Kindergarten!! Yep, it’s old! My mom turned it into a crayon box over the years and gave it to me a couple of years ago. _ So this box brings back great memories of school and doing crafts my mom, but now? It’s honestly just clutter, even though there is sentimental attachment to it. _ The problem? It got dumped out by my kids on the regular - and who was cleaning them up? Me! My dog likes to chew up the box and the crayons. And most of the crayons are about 20 years old so they don’t even work that well. _ So I got frustrated with it! Who needs that many crayons anyways? Well, about 5 months ago I told a friend I would declutter this box. It took me a while but today I finally passed this box of crayons on. We found a good home for them. I let my son take them to use at his kindergarten class. It felt right. And plus my son was SUPER excited to bring those crayons in to use with his friends! _ I did have a small feeling in my stomach that I should just keep the box, but I reminded myself why I was getting rid of it (read above!) and I got to enjoy the smile on my son’s face as he handed it to his teacher. 😊 I also took a photo to remember the box and did keep a small Tupperware with crayons. I don’t hate crayons - just don’t want that many! _ So all this to say, decluttering the sentimental stuff is not going to be easy, but you can do it! It may take some time, but that is ok! The important thing to remember is that this is our own journey and we get to decide what stays and what goes. _ How do you handle sentimental items in your home? _ #clutterfree#bemorewithless#motherhoodsimplified
🤔 Can we really get all the advice we need from a magazine? Like if we want to declutter, clear our Space To Smile (my term), improve our lives? * * Honestly, yes. If you have the confidence, the drive to follow through, and the discipline to follow the instructions given, even if they are simplified... in theory, you could pick up this month’s copy of @oprahmagazine and end up with a completely different home and life that makes you happier. * * So why do so many of us (my past self included!) buy these magazines, books, courses, coaches, containers, bins and baskets, and still never manage to get very far in decluttering our homes and lives? * * Is it a lack of priority? Lack of time? Money? Willpower? I’d love to know what you think. I have a course called The Four Pillars of Clearing that I’m looking for beta testers for for a super low price. But I really want people to finish the course because I know going through that process will help them as it helped me. For today, just wondering what people’s barriers are to completing an effective decluttering of their home?😁 So I can be sure to address those in my course. What do you think? * * * Killarney🌟Star: music, inspiration, & RV adventures 🚍🛣 * Singer-songwriter of 🎹 dreampop. 🔜 Full-time RV family & House Concerts tour. 👉 Follow our life simplifying process & adventures @spacetosmile 🦋 * * * #letitgo#oprahmagazine#declutter#declutteryourlife#decluttering#declutterchallenge#organizing#organizingmoms#thelifechangingmagicoftidying #thelifechangingmagicoftidyingup #thelifechangingmagicofnotgivingafuck #clearyourspace#clearyourlife#clearyourmind#clearyourenergy#momsofinsta#neatfreak#clutterfree#clutterfreeliving#clutterfreewithkids#clutterbug#declutterlikeamother
“What I didn’t understand was that there was a high cost to being a “part of the gang.” At first, I was so happy to have friends at my church that I went along with anything they would do or say. If they were making fun of another woman at church, I would giggle along. Why not? What harm was there in just laughing? But then, as I got more involved in the church, I was expected to bring my own morsels of gossip to the communal table. Sadly, I was so in desperate need of friends that I went against my own (and God’s) code of behavior. When I became reluctant to share, things escalated.” . Read more about a hard friendship I had to let go of on the blog today. PLUS, comment on the blog post for a chance to win the wonderful @marydemuth ‘s new book, The Seven Deadly Friendships AND $50 Starbucks gift card!!
A good rule of thumb when to reorganize a space is when things start spilling into other places. I got inspired to move some of my craft items into our pantry. It’s a catch all kind of place until I decide to move them into another closet. We are going to see how this works for now. . . . #organize#organized#declutter#clutterfree#clutterbug#decluttering