De-cluttering Challenge

I love a New Year.  It’s a fresh start.  A chance to hit the reset button and leave all those bad habits behind you.  I have taken a leaf from Matt’s De-cluttering post and this year I’m going to get myself back to my uber organised way again.

Since Munch arrived in 2011, there just didn’t seem to be the time.  Although everything had a place, I found that after a tough day I’d be more than too happy to leave clothes where they fell or not tidy up the kitchen before bed.  Before you know it, a few days had passed and that momentary lapse in effort became an impossible mountain of clothes to climb.  Well not this year!

I’m taking a stand.  I don’t care if it’s midnight and I still have to hang up my work clothes and put the dishes in the dishwasher…it’s getting done there and then!

A month in and I’ve done remarkably well.  There are no clothes on the floor, which in turn makes the weekly clean oh so much easier.  I’ve perhaps been spurred on by the ongoing renovations and especially the rooms that are finished and look super shiny…I want to keep them that way!

The knock on effects are astounding.  I’m one of those people who can’t switch off if there is stuff still to do.  So by doing and not dwelling this month, I’ve had so much more positive mental attitude. I’m happier and less drained from the weight of my mental ‘to do’ list hanging over me.  Also (as I said above) the weekly clean is no longer a chore that requires a major tidy up prior to it.  It’s seen as more of a ‘finishing off’ and ta da!

Matt’s task for January was to get rid of the old and I have definitely ticked that box.  As each room is completed and unpacked, I’m also being ruthless with what stays and really thinking about how best to store, stack and file it (more on that in another post).

So I’ll be leaving January with some great foundations to build on.  Bring it on February!!!

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