Well, if you know me you know that I am always happy for an excuse to tackle the clutter. So, back to school time is a great time. The kids need organization to get their work done and the holidays will be here before we know it. It will be so much easier to plan and host Thanksgiving with less clutter, and to make room for any new Christmas toys. The change of season here in the northeast is also a good time to be ruthless about wardrobe clutter before buying anything new.
I am fairly streamlined here, but I still acknowledge that I own way too much, and most of all I dislike the time spent managing my stuff — purses falling down from the closet shelf, scratchy socks that I never wear but never bothered to toss, etc.
My husband wanted to set aside a fall weekend to really work on this, and we may spend that time at some point, but weekends are so precious, that I am going to try a different plan —
15 Items a day for 30 days.
Everyday, my husband and I will each rid the house of 15 clutter items — either into a goodwill bag, throw away or find a permanent proper home for something that has been laying under foot.
If we do this, 30×30 will get us 900 fewer things to deal with by October!
In a family, I firmly believe that simple living sets you up for success.
Anyone care to join us? I am also going to go to PickUpPlease.com and schedule an appointment, so that the bags accumulating in my closet will have a good final destination.