Photo from my instagram
No matter the cause, this year I'm going to follow my instinct. Usually I half-heartedly make a donation pile and drop a few things off at Goodwill before my motivation dies. I stumbled on this pin last week of a simple handwritten list of areas to clean/organize/declutter. It's not a fancy printout. It's not a schedule. It's just a list.
I know myself and I am at my best when I have a list of specifics to get done. Between the adoptions and the multiple moves I can rock a to do list (especially the paperwork ones-ha!). So why not give it a try? If I lose motivation and stop, the worst that will happen is 3 or 4 rooms with less clutter. That's a win in my book.
If there is one thing that motherhood has taught me-it's that every season of life requires a different method. So here's to a few months of selling, donating and recycling the excess. A time to let go of what's not working, and to find what will work now, in this moment.
Do you get this urge to clear out in January too? What are your favorite ways to simplify?