Don't feel like you have time to get rid of your clutter? Well, declutter your home in fifteen minutes a day with these daily missions. You can start today, just grab your printable monthly calendars below, plus learn more about why this method works so well.
I understand the feeling of not having enough time to do everything you need to do in your home, including the process of decluttering.
You can look at the drawer, the room, or the whole house and feel like you'll need to work for days and days to get it cleared out, and you don't have that kind of free time in your schedule!
What if I told you you could spend a whole day a month on removing clutter and junk from your home without having to take a vacation day from work or spend all day in your home on your day off or during precious weekend family time?
Sound impossible. It's not, if you use the power of 15 minutes!
This challenge is possible because of a secret weapon any organized person knows about, and I'm going to share this simple, yet powerful secret with you right now.
I've designed each of these Declutter Your Home Missions to take you 15 minutes or less each day.
That doesn't sound like a lot of time, and it's not. Everyone can find 15 minutes in their day for something really important to them.
But 15 minutes adds up when done consistently. In fact, if you add up 15 minutes each day for 30 days you get seven and a half hours! That's a whole work day's worth of decluttering each month without interfering in the rest of your life! Wow!
If you need even more information to convince you that breaking down your decluttering into small steps is the right move, check out my article at the link, which discusses in more detail the power of 15 minutes!
So, now that you're (hopefully) convinced to give this process of decluttering, slowly, a try, grab your handy dandy timer, which is your best friend when decluttering, to get started.
When you hear this you may be thinking, that's great, but my house is a wreck so it will surely take me longer than 15 minutes each day to accomplish the mission. What about that?
My short answer, don't sweat it. If you can devote more time, great, but if not do as much of the task as you can in fifteen minutes and be done for the day! (You can read the longer answer to this question here, in this frequently asked question article, all about this subject.)
Remember, you'll still be making progress forward, so be proud of what you did get accomplished.
Over time, the missions will be easier, and you can keep making gradual improvement until, bam, your home feels so much less cramped, and overflowing, and instead has open spaces and you feel like you can finally breathe.
These missions are ongoing, and are cyclical in nature. You don't have to wait until January 1st or any other arbitrary time to begin. Instead jump in wherever we are right now, whatever month and day it is, and start from there.
This is such a common question, I've written more about when to start to the Declutter 365 missions here, in this linked article.
Below I've got each month of the declutter calendar listed, and you can print out each of the 12 months separately, for free!
These monthly calendars are available as one page PDFs, and the current month is available starting a few days before the next month starts, directly from the site. All you've got to do is go to the monthly calendar page, scroll down, and click the link to open the PDF of the calendar. Simple! Then come back the next month and grab the next calendar after it is released.
If you'd like to get the entire current year printable calendar in one file, you can also get that when you sign up for the site's newsletter here!
Please note that I haven't updated all the pages below yet, so some of these are still last year's calendar, but I will update them all to be the correct current year calendar a few days before the month actually occurs!
Remember again, if you want the entire current year calendar NOW you can get it for free here.
I've added some articles and links about some of the most commonly asked questions about the Declutter 365 missions above, to get you started with the program, but once you have started there are often some more questions asked as well.
If you want even more information about the Declutter 365 missions, make sure to check out this set of answers to frequently asked questions about this program here.
Do you need more motivation and inspiration, to see what can be accomplished in just 15 minutes a day? If so, I've created this Getting Clutter Free In 15 Minutes A Day Hall Of Fame, to help you see what can be accomplished by real people, using this program, to declutter and organize their homes.
If you do even one of the missions, whether on the day designated in the Declutter 365 calendar for it, or anytime you get around to it, and want to show off your accomplishments you can also send in your pictures, and story, for possible publication here on the site.
I would love to hear from you, sharing your thoughts, questions, or ideas about this topic, so leave me a comment below. I try to always respond back!