Clutter is a mystery to me. At the end of the day it is really just "stuff". So why does it have this magical power over us? Why do we, as a society, seem to be ineffectual in our attempts to control it? I wish I had these answers because it would really help my clients who are preparing their homes for sale. What we do know about clutter is that, universally, it makes us unhappy. Nobody is happy with a home filled with clutter. We also know that our clients, time and again, tell us they cannot believe how much better their homes look after they have cleaned, purged, and reorganized. We also know that the process has a snowball effect....the more you purge and organize the more motivated you are to keep going.
We recently stumbled upon a "Clutter-Busting Challenge" that we are fully prepared to participate in and would love to encourage you to do so as well. The challenge runs through the month of May and is being run by one of our favorite bloggers Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom. The challenge is simple - get rid of seven things every day during the month of May. Crystal doesn't specify that you have to throw them out, so get creative. We plan to sell stuff on EBay, donate, take items to the consignment shop, give things to friends and family....whatever it takes. We would love for you to join us on this adventure. Check out the information on the challenge here and get ready to spend the month with us.
Here is our end goal!!