De-cluttering Survival Guide

Ahh, spring is in the air! The birds are chirping, the weather is warming, and you’ve got one nagging thought nipping at the heels of your mind…

Spring Cleaning.

The remnant chaos of the holiday season coupled with the cherished couch-mongering and comfort-food-munching (recovery) activities of winter usually leave my house in a sad state of neglect. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun while it lasts, but there comes a time when I simply can’t ignore it anymore: the dust, the smells, and worst of all (gulp), the clutter.

In my home, spring cleaning probably consists of 5% actual “cleaning” (vacuuming, dusting, washing, etc.) and 95% de-cluttering, so over the years I’ve had to find ways to make de-cluttering fun and managable to avoid completing losing my mind. I learned this the hard way.

Now, I actually sort of enjoy de-cluttering (insane, I know). De-cluttering gets a bad rep, in my opinion. True, it can be a drag, but it really doesn’t have to be. I’ve found that you can find joy in the process as long as you know how to make it fun for yourself and involve your family and friends. And isn’t that true of almost anything? You get out what you put in.

In an effort to share my spring cleaning revelations, I’ve put together this De-cluttering Survival Guide: a short, fun, and simple booklet with tips, charts, and creative ideas for de-cluttering the fun way. Check it out, and rest in the knowledge that you can de-clutter your home, and you don’t have to hate doing it!

Download the StoriesToArt De-Cluttering Survival Guide