By Caroline Bujold
I love practical, easy, decluttering challenges. Ones you can complete in minutes and feel the benefits right away.
Overhauling your entire life is not always possible. So the next best thing, in my opinion, is regular mini decluttering sessions.
This is why for the past 3 years, each January, I’ve been posting Peter Walsh’s #31Days2GetOrganized. It’s simple to follow along, doesn’t take much time and gets you going for bigger or more challenging areas of your life.
One day I’d like to present my own decluttering challenge, but in the meantime, here is a list of free challenges available online that I think are worth checking out.
30-Day Simplicity Challenge on Instagram by Emily Ley
If you’re a mom and don’t have a lot of time, you’re going to love this one. The daily tasks range from throwing a load of laundry in the washer in the morning, to emptying your purse and getting rid of the trash. It’s simple; there are no rules, just a gentle prompt to do one task that will make your life easier.
Emily Ley is the creative entrepreneur behind the very popular and beautiful Simplified Planner. Everything she makes is gorgeous and elegant. I particularly love her free printable library of useful tracking tools. You might want to check it out as well.
Apartment Therapy – January Cure
If you want something meatier, this is it. The January Cure doesn’t only focus on decluttering, but also on fixing what’s broken in your house and freshening up your design and decor. The Cure includes 21 assignments that vary in length and effort, leaving bigger tasks for the weekends. Dispersed throughout the assignments are also related useful articles.
Apartment Therapy is definitely one of my favourite websites when it comes to anything related to the home.
25 Ways to Simplify Your Life in 10 Minutes or Less, by Courtney Carver
Courtney Carver is the simplicity advocate behind Be More With Less and Project 333. Her thing is simplicity and she is a prolific writer, so you can start reading an article on slowing down to realize, a couple hours later, you are still absorbing her wisdom.
Before you do that, go to this particular article that gives a list of mini challenges, alternating between physical and mental clutter. We often forget the latter, which can wreak havoc on our minds and spill over into the physical world.
31 Days 2 Get Organized by Peter Walsh
And then of course there is Peter Walsh, the Australian professional organizer guru. I like what he does mainly because his advice is straightforward. He tells you like it is with no sugar coating and no BS, which is sometimes what we need to get started.
His challenges are simple and quickly rewarding.
There are many more challenges online and I’ve gathered some information on one of my Pinterest boards for you keeners who want more.
Have you come across other organizing or decluttering challenges? Find any Canadian ones? I’d love to hear about them.