Setting Goals for Decluttering My Home

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Welcome! This is the first post on this brand new blog.

A few years ago, I came across the idea of a capsule wardrobe – an edited and curated wardrobe consisting of a limited number of select pieces that are versatile. Over several months, I purged my closet of clothes and accessories that weren’t 100 percent right for me, for whatever reason.

My closet literally went from overflowing to half full, and it felt great. But the rest of my house is still full of stuff I don’t love and is just taking up space (physical and mental). I hate the sight of clutter: stacks of books on the floor, forgotten toys under tables, old blankets with frayed edges stuffed in the back of closets. Something needs to change.

I’ve read books and blogs about letting go of stuff and leading a minimalist lifestyle (see: Inspiration). I’ve made some attempts at clearing out the clutter, but it always seemed to creep back in.

I’ve decided to make a big change. I’ve started this blog to track my progress as I declutter my home and create a minimalist lifestyle.

I’m laying down some ground rules and giving myself a deadline to keep me motivated and on-track.

My Goals
Declutter all bedroom closets and dressers
Declutter kitchen cupboards, drawers, and fridge
Clear off flat surfaces
Clean out garage
Declutter basement closets and storage areas

Deadline
October 1, 2015

This gives me 10 weeks. Coincidentally, this is also a week before our second son’s due date.

Challenges
My husband is not 100 percent on board with clearing the clutter. He has a hard time letting go. I’ve never pushed him to get rid of his personal items, except for old clothes. It might be challenge for him to let go of old furniture, blankets, books, etc.

We have a two year old son with a baby on the way. My son essentially has four play areas (his room, backyard, family room, and basement). The “toys” my son enjoys the most are basically anything that’s not an actual toy, so it should be easy to streamline the amount of toys scattered around.

Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll join me on this journey!

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