I know the house is getting too cluttered when I feel stressed looking around our living areas. It’s like a little panic catches in my throat. And it’s always those areas that generally collect clutter — end tables by the sofa, the bench by the front door. You know those spots, they’re in your house too.
It’s amazing how much better I feel if I challenge myself to spend just five minutes decluttering. Even as an active minimalist, we still have stuff that gets donated, goes to the garbage, and just needs to be put back in its home.
Here’s some 5-Minute challenges I gave myself over the last little while.
Thinking about decluttering or minimizing your whole home or a room or even a closet or pantry can feel very overwhelming. Breaking these projects down into small steps eliminates the negative stress and you’ll be surprised at how much you can get done in just a few minutes when you’ve selected a small space.
Share your 5-minute challenge with me in the comments, or tag me on Facebook and Instagram, @suzannegouldenILC. I would love to see your progress.