This is a post for 31 Days about making it as a mom. Check out the intro post if this is your first time here!
Sometimes it seems as though my children each have a full-time job: acquiring trinkets and bringing them into our home, the more the better. Trinket-collecting, holidays, fundraisers, and simply shopping allow items to continually enter our home, and at some point it might become too much! I think that part of the mom life is periodically decluttering the house, making it a simpler place to live.
My favorite decluttering guide is 31 Days to a Clutter Free Life, by Ruth Soukup. I used this book over three months last fall to work through our home in a systematic manner. One year later, the clutter is building up again (how??), so as soon as Write 31 Days wraps up, I'm going to start a new decluttering phase. It isn't realistic to complete this guide in 31 busy, real-life days, but I'm hoping to finish by the end of the year.
I've also read Clutterfree With Kids and The More of Less by Joshua Becker as well as The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (though I will never fold my socks or talk to my stuff). Overall, the books on decluttering all lead you to the same place: less stuff! Skim some, pick one you like, and get to work!
Have you used a decluttering system/guide? How did it go? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook!
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