Is stuff taking over your life? Is it hard to clean up easily with all the junk in your way? Now is the time to get rid of the clutter and take back your life!
In Ninety-One Days (or 13 weeks) we are going to go through every room in your home and CLEAR THE CLUTTER!!! This is the 2nd Annual 91 Day De-Clutter Event. And it is going to be even better than last year.
DO NOT over-think this. Just follow along. I am going to step you through the process just as I would a paying client. But you get my help for FREE.
And we will be done just before Thanksgiving. Can you imagine the holidays this year in a clutter-free home? That sounds like a pretty amazing gift to your family this year!
The 91 Day De-Clutter Event starts next week —>
Here is what you need to know. (FAQs)
“When will the blog posts publish to guide me in this process?” Every Sunday evening I will post your assignment for the coming week on the blog. If you subscribe to my blog posts (see the form on the sidebar), you will receive an email link to the blog post on Monday morning.
“Some weeks I’m really just too busy.” Each week you will have two options for how you de-clutter that week, a Quick or Detailed option will be available. This is so you can participate no matter what your week is like or where you are at in your De-Clutter skills.
“I’m joining late, can I still join?” Don’t play the catch-up game, just keep up as best you can! You can join any time right in the middle. You can use these materials to guide you through de-cluttering at any time. Of course, there is magic in working with a community of people supporting each other.
“I don’t have all these rooms you list.” or “My rooms are different.” If you don’t have a play room or craft space or any of the above, work in the areas of your home that most closely align with these rooms. Maybe clean out your craft cupboard during that week or go through all of your kids toys during play room week. Use the focus areas to help you focus, even if different weeks all work in the same room.
“I love prizes! I’m motivated by rewards!” Prizes and how to enter will be announced at the end of our event. Participate and stay tuned!
“I want to blog about my experiences following along with the 91 Day De-Clutter.” If you are a blogger and choose to blog about your experiences, I would love to feature your posts. Please include a link to this challenge when you use 91 Day De-Clutter images.
“I feel like I’m just moving piles around.” If you clear clutter by moving it into a different place in the house, only move a pile to a room that you haven’t already De-Cluttered. Once you De-Clutter a space, try your best to keep it that way.
“What do I do with all of the stuff I’m getting rid of?” When possible, donate usable items. Sometimes just picturing how your item can help someone else might inspire you to stop letting it collect dust in your closet. Donating when things are still in fashion and working order is even better. Don’t wait years to prove to yourself that you *might* have needed it. Let someone use it now! If it is unusable, please recycle. And trash is just trash! I think you can tell the difference. And if you are dealing with guilt about filling a landfill somewhere, try to donate and recycle, but please also consider how your home is NOT a landfill. You deserve to live in a clean and happy home.
“Working 91 Days Straight will leave me burned out.” I agree. I recommend taking a day off every week. I publish the posts on Sunday evenings so that you can plan out your coming week as I do every Sunday night. I hope you’ll be able to take Sundays off and enjoy a day of rest and family time.
“Tell me more about the Quick and Detailed options.”
Quick - If you do a thorough de-clutter every year, it will get easier every time. Some rooms will stay better kept up than others. If you De-Clutter frequently or truly don’t have the time for the detailed approach, this quick approach might work for you.
Detailed - this is the best approach! Follow this method when possible!!
“I see there is a week for closets and storage. That is too much for one week.” I agree! I hope that each week you will include any closets within the focus area. During this week, we will do the closets and storage areas that aren’t included in other zones, like maybe coat closets and linen closets, and even attic space.
“I like having a Printable to pin up and guide me along.” Lucky you, I’ve made one this year! Here are two options, the same except for coloring. Download these printables for easy reference.