What do you dream of for 2014?
- Less stress?
- Less debt?
- Less anxiety?
- More time?
- More space?
- More contentment?
I asked myself the same question two years ago and decided I wanted to create a simpler home.
I wanted a clutter-free home that was easy to live in, easy to keep clean and easy to keep organised. I wanted a home that worked for us, rather than a home we worked constantly to keep up with.
Over the past two years I have worked through our home, decluttering, simplifying, paring back and figuring out what matters. And now I’m starting to feel the benefits. We feel content, less inclined to compare ourselves to others, and we’re having more siestas.
This year, I have put together a free, downloadable guidebook to help you do exactly the same thing.
After creating the 2012 in 2012 Declutter Challenge and seeing just how effective it could be to challenge myself, I created a much bigger Decluttering Challenge last year. And as 2013 drew to a close, I had many emails from people asking about 2014. I knew I wanted to continue the challenge, after seeing such huge changes in so many people’s lives, but I wanted to do something a little different.
So this year I have created a free month-by-month guidebook to take you through the challenge of decluttering 2014 items in 2014. Each chapter outlines the tasks for the coming month, as well as tips and advice on how best to tackle the tasks. You will also find links to additional resources on many of the topics, in case you need additional inspiration!
I’ve also created a private Facebook group for those of us participating in the Challenge. While it is private, membership is open to anyone and you can simply click here to request membership. (It may take a few hours if I happen to be sleeping!)
The aim of the group is both support and encouragement, as well as public accountability. I know I was far more inclined to push myself when I knew I had to report my totals at the end of every month, and I invite anyone who would like to share their progress on the page to do just that.
If you’re not comfortable with that level of sharing (totally understandable!) please pop in and say hello anyway. There’s over 1,200 of us there discussing the current tasks and challenges we’re facing as we work towards creating a simpler home and we’d love to meet you.
Alone, we can make huge improvements to our lives, the lives of those around us and those we don’t even know. Together, I think we can change the world.