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31 Day Declutter Challenge

DAY 1- Christmas Cards

It’s January 1st! That means we are officially kicking off the 31 Day Declutter Challenge.

Let’s start with something simple.

Get rid of those Christmas cards!!

Recycle them, trash them, let your kids do arts and crafts with them…just get rid of them!

I know that you got some Christmas cards this year. And, I know that it feels great to get mail from family and friends. You might even smile when you walk by them and think about the people that sent them to you. I also know that all of the faces on those photo cards are adorable, but let me break it to you…throwing things away does not mean you are throwing away the people or the memories.

Memories are in our heads, not our things. -The Minimalists

Ohhhh I can already hear you exclaiming,

‘But wait Rachel! I like to look back at my Christmas cards and see how the families have changed and grown over the years….’

My response?

Take a picture of the card and save it to a Christmas Card album on your phone or computer. Now…throw the Christmas card away!

Also, are you friends on Facebook or Instagram with the people that sent you cards? Keep up with images of the family and friends growing on there.

Or better yet, actually communicate with each other by starting a group chat in your text messages and share photos throughout the year with each other.

Let’s start day 1 with some progress! Don’t let those cards turn into next month’s clutter.

Still feel really bad about throwing cards away? Check out this link to for an idea about how to donate some of your cards. There may be other places in your community to donate cards to as well. Nursing homes and childcare centers may be able to use your old cards for crafts and activities.

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Declutter calendar
31 Day Declutter Challenge

New Year Challenge- 31 days of decluttering

31 Day Declutter Challenge

Now that Christmas is officially over, it is time to start thinking about the New Year.  I find the idea of having a ‘New Year’ ahead of you to be very inspirational when it comes to setting goals and getting motivated.  

The Challenge:

Over the next month, I challenge you to make small, but consistent changes towards your goal of a less cluttered home and life. I have created a 31-day declutter challenge. Using the calendar that I have created, we will focus on one item or category each day…slowing chipping away at some clutter.

‘A year from now you will wish you had started today’

Karen Lamb
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At the end of the month, hopefully you will be able to notice a huge impact. This challenge does not take care of all of your clutter. That would be unrealistic. It has taken years, even decades, to accumulate the stuff. However, with the tools and motivation that you will gain from this challenge, hopefully the new habit of clearing unnecessary items from your home will continue.

Make the most of the last few days of 2018…January 1st of 2019 will be here in just a few short days.

31 Day Declutter Challenge

31 Day Declutter Challenge

I will be releasing my custom 31 days of declutter calendar on December 29th! Starting January 1st, I will posting the topics daily, along with some inspiration to help keep you on track. Make sure that you follow the blog so that you don’t miss a thing!