Create YOUR Personal Declutter Checklist

Create YOUR Personal Declutter Checklist

Do you need to DECLUTTER?? 

Are you unsure where to start?

 

The only thing that may be more daunting than having clutter is the task of decluttering... am I right? Just like many other things in life getting started or making a plan is the hardest part. 

 

Today I am going to walk you through creating your own personal decluttering checklist. 

It is super simple, I promise.

 

Our goal is to create a list of every area in your home. Not each room, but every nook and cranny that needs to be decluttered, and yes that maybe our entire home. But it will be your entire home broken into bite-sized pieces!

 

Are you ready? 

Grab a Ningxia Nitro or diffuse some Motivation Essential Oil and let’s get started.


1. Grab a spiral notebook (yes, a legal pad or binder with paper will work but for “working purposes” I prefer a spiral notebook.

2. Either on the cover of the notebook or the first page write YOUR WHY- your reason for decluttering your home. This may seem silly, but when you want to give up… this is where you go to remind yourself the task is worth completely no matter how long it takes.

3. Now- I want you to write the name of EVERY room in your house on the top of a separate page. For example…
                                  Page 1- Kitchen
                                  Page 2- Living Room
                                  Page 3- Dining Room
                                  Page 4- Downstairs Bathroom
                                  Page 5- Upstairs Bathroom
                                  Page 6- Boy Bedroom
                                  Page 7- Girl Bedroom
                                  Page 8- Master Bedroom
                                  Page 9- Office

STOP- Don’t forget rooms/areas like the garage, sunroom, mudroom and shed if you have them. Also, be sure to assign all closets and entryways to a “room”. I grouped my entryway and hall closet with my dining room because it is the closest room to those areas.

 

4. Now the fun starts… Go back to page one. Visit the room at the top of that page. I want to spend about 5 minutes in that room observing and recording all the “little areas” in the room that require attention. For example, if your first room is the living room your list might include Entertainment center, Coffee table, Bookshelf, End table, Pile of games in the corner, DVD cases (and pile), In and under the couch... You get the picture!

5. Now go and do this for every room. You don’t have to do it all in one day. Maybe just tackle the downstairs today!

 

Once you have completed YOUR Personal Declutter Checklist you have a plan of action! This is a living document- meaning it will not be perfect the first time-LOL. You will add to it and edit over time. 

 

BUT you will also get to cross areas off and that, my friends, is a great feeling!

 

📋Share YOUR checklist! Show us what you have done. 

 

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”   ~Benjamin Franklin


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