We are having such a good response to the Declutter Challenge and are excited about bringing all this organization information and tips to everyone. We have people from Florida and Minnesota joining in on the purge, so thanks for everyone spreading the word and helping others to start living organized.
We already have questions about organizing your home coming in so we will try to get some of the addressed each week. If you have any organization tips or advice you would like to share as well, please let us know. So now, off to the organization questions!
1. You expect I can purge my whole crawl space in just 31 days? Are you crazy?
Answer: No, I expect you to do it in one weekend! Okay, if you are dealing with a huge pile, your purge and declutter process may take longer. Everybody’s situation will be different. But think about this, if your crawl space is full of stuff, there is a good chance you don’t need most of it and if you do, is it organized enough to find anything?
Sorting through these kind of dumping areas (crawlspaces, basements, storage rooms) can be a daunting task. If you’ve placed an item in an area like this, it probably isn’t that important to you. Go through these spaces quickly and be brutal as you declutter. If the job is really big, ask a friend or two to come and help. After all, isn’t that what friends are for?
2. I’m going away for part of the month so I can’t do the 31 Day Declutter Challenge.
Answer: We’ve set up the 31 day declutter challenge for this May, but depending on your schedule , you could run the challenge a bit longer. Just make sure you keep an end-date as a goal or else you won’t give it the attention it needs. Maybe you miss one of the weekends for the big cleanups; that’s okay, you can catch it up at the end.
All the organizing tips, hints and information will remain on this blog so you can access them any time. If you have one room you want to organize, you can simply work on that day or section you need organized on your own and at your own pace.
3. I’ve already gone through my house and decluttered, so I don’t need this challenge.
Answer: If you’ve already purged your house, then great for you. We all want to be where you are. Pass the Declutter Challenge on to others because you already know the benefits of doing a good clean out. Also, you may have some of your own tips or hints you would like to share to help us all get the most out of decluttering and so we can all start living organized.
Many people have had questions about how to subscribe. There is a box to the left, or you can fill in your information in the place below. If you’ve already registered it will just give you the option to modify your profile.