30 Day Decluttering Challenge - 2018

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Wow! I can't believe another year has passed and it's time for the annual 30 Day Decluttering Challenge.  

If you successfully complete the month of decluttering, you'll be entered to win a free session with Amy or myself ($399 value) or a month of phone coaching with me if you're not in the area. 

30 day simple challenge = 1 entry into drawing

Simple Challenge:

  1. Remove 1 item from your home each day (donate, sell, recycle, or trash)
  2. Post what you removed in a comment on either the daily photo on our Facebook page or on this blog post.  i.e. if you threw out a magazine, you just need to write "magazine" in the comments (or post a photo or video!!!!!!!) 


What's your why? Why are you decluttering? Write it down. Tape it to your bathroom mirror.  It's hard to keep going on any new habit, but knowing your why can help you stay the course. 


I will be posting a daily photo of a suggested category to get declutter, i.e. shirts, pots and pans, pens, etc. from the 30 Day Decluttering Guide.  You can choose to declutter something in that category or any of your liking. 

You may find it helpful to keep an "outbox" in your entryway or garage to put your donation items in each day.  As it fills, take it to Goodwill.  Rinse. Repeat. 


PS Take your decluttering to the next level with Simplified 365! Daily tips to help you declutter your life once and for all. 

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