How does one small family accumulate so much stuff? I bet you’ve been asking yourself that question, ‘cause I know I have! We moved into this house about two years ago, and it felt like we got rid of a lot of stuff before we moved. But here we are, with a bigger house full of things and stuff we don’t even use on a regular basis. Of course, when we had the baby the house became full of his stuff, and oh man do babies cause a house to look cluttered. At least, the baby uses his stuff all the time, even if only for minutes at a time.
I’ve been wanting to do a decluttering exercise, I’ve even added that to my goals, but it just seemed so daunting. That’s what is so great about this book, Step by Step Decluttering. This book helps you break down that overwhelming wall and think about decluttering as a series of 20-minute exercises, rather than a total house overhaul.
I mean, I’m not losing this baby weight in one day, but over time with good eating habits and adding in exercise, I will continue to see progress. It is the same way with decluttering a house. You won’t do it in one day, or even one weekend, but with frequent decluttering bursts here and there, you will soon find your house looking better and better.
I loved that this book came with an audio feature option! I just can’t seem to find the time to sit down and read, but I listen to quite a few audiobooks or podcasts on my drive home. This book comes in two editions:
- Standard edition (ebook + worksheets)
- Community edition (ebook + worksheets + Facebook group + audiobook) <– this is my preferred version, of course!
Step by Step Decluttering inspired me to start with my kitchen since it really is one of the busiest rooms in the house. I cleaned out my entire fridge this weekend!
I’ve also been slowly packing up baby stuff that we no longer use to clear off the counters. I’ve still got ways to go, but small wins are how we make this happen.
What room in your house is the worst? Do you plan on decluttering, 20 minutes at a time?