Do you ever look at pictures of minimalist, decluttered spaces and think that it’s just so…unrealistic?
The other day, I was sitting in our living room, surrounded by toys, dirty dishes, used napkins, and random school papers, the contrast between reality and what we see online or in magazines really hit me hard. We were well into spring break, I was sick and exhausted, and I had absolutely NO motivation to tidy up.
I thought I’d hop onto Instagram to get a boost of organization inspiration. But, instead of making me feel motivated, those posts just made me feel defeated. I’ve been working at getting organized for YEARS, but I still struggle. When life gets busy, and I start to feel like things are spinning out of control, I can see the results in the way our house looks. And for the last few days, our house has been telling me that I needed to get back to basics.
Then I found out about the Declutter Your Scariest Space challenge. It’s a free decluttering challenge from one of my favorite bloggers, Dana White from A Slob Comes Clean.
For the challenge, you declutter one of the “scariest” spaces in your home. Dana walks you through the process of decluttering that space via a video and a free printable workbook.
For the challenge, I chose to declutter our under-the-stairs coat closet. It’s been a holding ground for all kinds of random stuff for the past year.
By going through it all and following the steps in the challenge, I was able to fill one garbage bag (who knew there was so much trash in here???), two donate boxes, and I did a whole lot of walking around the house bringing things to their “homes.”
Bonus: I found my spring coat I thought I had lost!
This small little space in our house wasn’t too overwhelming, but it actually took a lot of work to get it all cleared out.
I was glad I signed up for the Tackle Your Scariest Space challenge, because having the video walk me through the steps kept me motivated and encouraged me to keep going. And, it’s pretty funny!
Are you doing the Tackle Your Scariest Space challenge too? Go here to sign up and get started with the free challenge today!
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