Decluttering Goals - NYNH Challenge
Before we begin on our journey into a decluttered and organized home, I would really like for us to all identify why we are joining this challenge. I think it’s important that we actually think about the purpose of all of the work we are doing. Is it something we are doing because we have nothing better to do with our time? Does it sound like a good idea now, but maybe down the road we’ll fall off the wagon? Or, is there a deeper reason for why you’ve joined the New Year, New Home challenge?
So, I’d like us to post our goal for the challenge and also to post a few reasons why we think we have all this clutter to begin with. I’ll go first…
Goal: I would really like to have a home that is easy to stay on top of with regards to straightening up and cleaning. With the three children that I’ll have by February 2006, it’s important that my family not be bogged down by clutter. It’s also important to me that my children not learn bad habits about keeping things that aren’t necessary and I don’t want them to remember growing up in a house full of stuff. I also need to figure out ways to creatively store things. It’s funny…some people feel better, the more stuff they have. It makes them feel…I don’t know…successful? Wealthy? Stuff really slows me down and makes me depressed, and I want to let go of everything that isn’t absolutely necessary in my home.
What’s Holding Me Back: I think it’s my schedule. By the time I get the kids and get home after work, we start dinner, play while it’s cooking, eat, bathe, read books, sing songs, the kids get put to bed and I go to bed. I need to seriously get rid of everything that isn’t practical and usable so that it’s easier to stay on top of things.
So, what are your goals for the challenge, and what’s holding you back?
Re: Decluttering Goals - NYNH Challenge
[QUOTE]Originally posted by AmyBoz
Goal: I would really like to have a home that is easy to stay on top of with regards to straightening up and cleaning. It’s also important to me that my children not learn bad habits about keeping things that aren’t necessary and I don’t want them to remember growing up in a house full of stuff. I also need to figure out ways to creatively store things. Stuff really slows me down and makes me depressed, and I want to let go of everything that isn’t absolutely necessary in my home.
I feel all of those things to Amy.... I also want to get finally get a handle on the clutter for myself, my son and my dh. Over the past year, I have really made a dent in the clutter and have done especially well in the past few months with the living area of our house.
Whats standing in my way? : Oh, where do I begin. I have always had a problem with clutter and keeping things. I would just move it to one place or another. Dh has really helped me in this department, since we have been married, I have made a large improvement in my problem. My dh says I have a sickness and he is probably right, my mom says I keep everything disorganized in my life because I am scared of having everything in order. They are both probably right.... since having ds, though my thinking has really changed. I want to keep a clean house and not have so much junk. We could use the extra money and there is no reason to keep all this stuff.