Starting a new year can be intimidating with so many unknowns; who knows just what 2021 will bring? You can’t control everything that comes your way, but you can make the year go smoother with some small changes around your daily home and workspace. If you’re like most of us, you have spent a lot of time at home throughout Covid-19 and have learned that there are parts of your home that you don’t enjoy or make the best use out of. To use each space to its fullest, you will often find yourself first decluttering in order to see its full potential.
Decluttering did you say? I mention this word to most friends and family members and get immediate gagging and eye rolling. Most people dislike spending time on decluttering activities but completing just one small task a day will make life much simpler in the long run. It’s so gratifying to complete a task in one attempt, and when we break decluttering our home down into smaller tasks, we won’t be so quick to give up.
This month I challenge you to join me and declutter one area of your life. For ideas and inspiration, follow me on social media @amploorganizing (@amplo-organizing on LinkedIn) for my daily tip. We jumpstarted our month by burning and throwing away old candles. So many of us have a drawer of almost-useless candles (why do we do that?). By burning or throwing out old candles, we can clear a drawer or other space to utilize in a better way. We also cleaned out our purses and bags. You never know what you may find at the bottom of your purse if you are not cleaning it out regularly!
If you’ve been following along and have completed the tips thus far, give yourself a hand. If you have only completed one, or plan on starting tomorrow, give yourself a hand anyway! Last year was tough for many of us and we are still just getting started into the new year. Simply pick up where you left off or skip to today to get back on track. We aren’t done yet! There’s 28 days of this challenge, and I guarantee that following each daily tip will help you to shed the burdens of 2020 and feel encouraged and refreshed for what 2021 may have in store. Here is to a great, uncluttered, more peaceful (no matter what happens) 2021!