I can't declutter because I have kids. They undo all the work I do instantly.
I specialize in teaching moms with kids how to declutter. I get it. When you declutter or try to get ahead your kids go behind you and undo the rest of it and it feels like it’s just a giant waste of time.
I promise that it's not though. Stick with it and you'll end up with so much free time you don't even know what to do with it!
Bite sized decluttering projects are how this happens
I know, I know. You'd rather do it all at once, or at least get a big block of time to get it done. Here's the thing though, as a moms that's pretty unlikely to happen. Our days are already full. So, we have two options.
Do it in bite sized pieces, or wait until we get 8 hours of uninterrupted time.
I will say in my experience though, even when moms do get those big blocks of time they still have to finish it in bite sized projects. This is just how it goes and that's okay! Stop resisting it and you'll finally get the results you want.
As moms it's just going to take us longer – that's okay.
I know that spending time with your family is your priority. I know that all the decisions you make in a day revolve around your children. Decluttering is no different. But let's reframe this so that you can use your kids for your reason to declutter and not your excuse.
If you spend a comparatively short time decluttering your home, you are going to be paid back ten fold or more with truly present, loving, fun time with your kids. Rather than distracted, overwhelmed, anxious nagging time.
I know because I have done it, and I have helped thousands of other moms do it too.
So how to do figure out the bite sized steps?
You need smaller projects. Instead of saying “I am going to declutter the clothes this weekend”, make it smaller. Breaking it down into something like “I am going to declutter the toddler's clothes this weekend”. Or just declutter the seasonal clothes in storage.
Take your big huge projects and break them down into tiny, manageable projects you can realistically get done in a normal day of your life.
This is how you'll have success decluttering. Small steps at a time, over and over.
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