Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2018, and has been updated in March of 2019.
Want to know what the number one struggle is for busy moms when it comes to decluttering?
I hear it constantly: “I want to declutter, but I just don’t have time.”
Believe me, I get it.
When the sink is constantly overflowing with dirty dishes, laundry mountain is taking up half your couch and you’ve got to carefully navigate a Lego minefield every time you cross a room, the idea of taking on anything to get your home in order can be overwhelming.
But…it’s not a deal breaker.
If you’re sick of feeling like you spend all your spare time cleaning, the simple truth is that you need less to clean. You can read more about that here.
If you’re just embarking on this journey, join the nearly 1,000 fellow moms and grab your free decluttering starter guide for busy moms: Disaster Zone to Peaceful Home.
There is more than one good way to declutter. And it doesn’t have to be a marathon project where you dump all your stuff into a big pile and begin to sort through it. You can make a big difference in short bursts of time (that don’t equal a bigger, overwhelming mess that leaves you feeling even worse about your home than when you began).
Decluttering, whether a tiny part of a drawer or an entire room, is still decluttering. And at the end of the day, you still wind up with less of what you don’t want (stuff you don’t need/want/use) and more of what you do (space, freedom, time, peace).
If you’re struggling with getting started on a decluttering project because you don’t feel like you have the time to do it, here are my best tips: