I’ve been needing to declutter my house for a while now. Finding the motivation to do that has been difficult. So, the first of last month, I decided to join a month long declutter challenge on Instagram hosted by @m3honestly. Here’s a breakdown of several of the days.
The 1st day was fairly easy. I got rid of an old puzzle I had bought because it was cheap, but had never gotten around to putting it together.
The 6th day, I found that I had six old phone books laying around. I didn’t even know I had them since I use my phone to look up numbers anymore.
The 10th day, I was going through my kitchen and got rid of several pieces of bakeware I just didn’t use any longer.
The 17th day, I was decluttering my books – an extremely difficult category for me. In the end, I was proud of myself for being able to get rid of 85 books total.
The 20th day, I cleaned out my pantry.
The 24th day, I cleaned out my closet.
The 30th day, I finished cleaning out my bathroom cabinets. Plus, I got rid of some empty boxes and an old yoga mat I forgot I had.
This process taught me that getting rid of things doesn’t have to be a chore. As Mary Poppins said, “In every job that must be done/There is an element of fun/You find the fun and snap!/The job’s a game.” She was right. Find the fun in the chore and it’s no longer a chore.
If you want to see pictures of the entire month, you can find them on my Instagram @kelliekovar.