Get Rid of It!

get rid of it

I’ve had a revelation, friends. An epiphany. A moment of clarity about life. For many of us, it’s not that we’re terrible housekeepers. We just have way too much stuff! Stupid stuff that we rarely use and don’t really even like. Solution: Get Rid of It!

Busting the clutter in your home allows your organization to work properly.  Quick cleanups are possible because there’s an easy place to put things. What’s more: You’ll enjoy the things you keep more when you can see them and access them easily. How often have you gone through an entire winter season and discovered a forgotten awesome sweater in the abyss of your closet at the end? You couldn’t enjoy what worked for you because you couldn’t see and/or find it!

So this month’s organization tip from iMOM is a general guide to purging the excess from your home and your life! You’ll be amazed how gaining some margin in the spaces in your home will give you a greater sense of clarity and control over day to day routines. Less mess—less stress! So let’s get going and Get Rid of It!

  • Check out Kathy Peel’s 6 Solutions for Clutter Problems. She offers great advice for tackling the problem systematically and even making the rest of the family responsible for maintaining a clutter-free home.
  • Do you struggle to throw anything out? Always second-guessing yourself on the keep it/toss it dilemma? Use 11 Questions to Help You Cut the Clutter to make it easier.
  • Short on time? Kathy also has a game plan called Declutter in a Day that can help you make a big difference in a short time!
  • After you do the hard work of editing your home and booting the clutter, you’ll want to keep it that way. Organization guru Jill Savage can teach you how to win the game on the front end with 6 Ways to Bring Less Clutter into Your Life.

Dana Hall McCain writes about marriage, parenting, faith and wellness. She is a mom of two, and has been married to a wonderful guy for over 18 years.

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