Weekly Challenge: Declutter Daily

If you’ve read the ‘About’ page for this blog, you’d know that I’m obsessed with decluttering.

It’s debatable whether my obsession is positive or negative, but for now, I’ve decided that February is Simply in the Suburbs Decluttering Month.

In honor of the month’s theme, I’m committing, this week, to decluttering 15 minutes twice a day: one 15 minute session at work and one 15 minute session at home.

My goals and hopes for this project:

  1. Create more peaceful environments: Don’t you love to come home from a vacation with beds made, kitchen counters clean, miscellaneous surfaces free of junk mail, school homework sheets, and random tools? It brings calm. I hope to bring this type of calm to my work and home environments a bit more completely.
  2. Allow for greater focus: If my desk at work is clean and if my credenza is sorted and organized, will I be able to focus better on work?
  3. Develop a simple system to maintain relative clutter-free environments: It’s dangerous to expect perfection, so one of my biggest goals is to develop, over the  month, a system that will allow for a sensible mostly clutter-free existence. I have three children under 7; consequently, I don’t want to be uptight about this thing. We want a fun, pleasantly lived-in home environment. But it does make sense to keep the joint mostly neat. I hope, as a family, we find the right rhythms and organizational system to keep clutter at bay (same goes for my office at work).

If you’d like to join me, leave a comment below and let me know!


  • Do you care about clutter? What’s your system for keeping it at bay? 


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