Are you ready to declutter your home in 2021? Join me as we start the Clear the Clutter Challenge! For the first eight weeks in 2021, we will tackle every room of your home and get rid of the clutter!
Be sure to sign up for the Clear the Clutter 2021 Challenge so you do not miss all of the important announcements! Sign up HERE! <
What is clutter?
First, let’s understand what exactly clutter is in your home. Clutter can come in a lot of forms including paper, mementos and sentimental items, toys, clothing, tools, home and seasonal decor. There is also mental clutter, but specifically for this challenge, we are working on physical clutter.
Anything in your home can be clutter if there is too much of it or it is stuff that is unorganized. Every home has clutter, so there is nothing to be ashamed about when you are decluttering your home.
Too much clutter in the home can lead people to:
- Stress over having too much stuff
- Spending too much time cleaning and organizing the house because it always feels messy
- Guilt over having an unorganized home
- Not being able to relax in a disorganized home
- Spending more money than necessary because you buy things you don’t realize you already own.
- Missing meetings and appointments because you can’t keep track of paperwork and calendar.
What is the Clear the Clutter Challenge?
Are you starting to feel like you might need a declutter challenge? We are here to help you and we will make it easy to declutter your home in a reasonable amount of time.
The Clear the Clutter Challenge is for people who want to take control of the clutter in their home and live a more clutter free life!
Each week, we will declutter a specific area of the home. During this challenge, we will give you 8-10 tasks per week to complete. You can work at your own pace and complete all the tasks in a day or spread them out during the week.
The best way to do the challenge is to stick with the schedule and also use the Ultimate Decluttering Guide.
Don’t worry if you start the challenge late or you fall behind. It is okay to work at your own pace. But, if you are motivated to get the challenge done in the 8 weeks, we are here to help you do that!
What do I need to prepare for the Clear the Clutter Challenge?
Print out a copy of this Clear the Clutter Schedule 2021 so you know what is to come.
Stay connected to get all of the Clear the Clutter Challenge details.
Opt in to the CTC email group so you can get weekly reminders and motivation to stay on task.
Next, purchase the Ultimate Deluttering Guide.
The Ultimate Decluttering Guide is a compilation of room checklists, strategies for working with family and loads of decluttering resources. It is all of our best organization tips in one PDF workbook. This Decluttering workbook will provide more in depth guidance for each for room of the house.
You will be able to save this workbook and use it year after year (or whenever you want to declutter again).
The Ultimate Decluttering Guide will give you the push you need to tackle the CLUTTER in your home for good. Order HERE.
Lastly, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
Share your progress on social media using #cleartheclutterchallenge2021. There is nothing more motivating than seeing the progress of other people. Everyone loves good before & after pictures. We can’t wait to celebrate your progress!
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Why Decluttering is Important Right Now
You might be struggling with the motivation to declutter your home right now. But, so many of us who are spending a lot of time at home, it is even more important than ever to clear the physical and mental clutter from our homes!
MOST OF US WHO ARE WEIGHED DOWN BY MENTAL CLUTTER –THE TO DO LISTS AND CALENDAR EVENTS CATALOGED IN OUR BRAINS– FIND A SHOCKING AMOUNT OF RELIEF WHEN WE CUT BACK ON PHYSICAL CLUTTER. IF YOUR ENVIRONMENT IS LESS CHAOTIC, YOUR MIND WILL BE TOO. ~ Erika Layne
When you have a less cluttered home, you can spend less time cleaning and organizing your home. Which means you have more time to relax and do the things that matter.
Can I Get Started Anytime?
Sure! You can start the journey of this 8 week Declutter Challenge at any time of the year! Or you may have done the challenge once and you want to do this mini two week declutter challenge!
Join the Clear the Clutter Challenge email group and you will get a list of 50 Things to Throw Away Today!
Also, follow the Clear the Clutter Pinterest Board for more ideas.
Will I Really Be Able to Declutter My House in Eight Weeks?
This Challenge does take a lot of work. If you don’t think you will have time to work on it each week, find a time when it will be possible. Or work at your own pace.
Our Eight Week Decluttering Challenge is intended for you to complete your whole home in 8 weeks. But, we know life happens and everyone has a different situation. If you fall behind, pick up where you left off when you can.
There may never be a “right” time to get started but even a little bit of decluttering is better than none at all.
If you are serious about decluttering your home, then we encourage you to work at this pace! Schedule some time in your calendar each week and hold yourself accountable.
When you declutter your home, you can expect to feel a sense of relief. Your home will feel like a sanctuary and you will not feel like you are constantly cleaning!
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