Decluttering and Organizing and Cleaning, Oh My!

Decluttering and Organizing and Cleaning, Oh My!

Ever since I started writing down my New Year’s resolutions, I like to pause during the month of June and reflect: What were my goals? What progress have I made? How do I need to pivot in the remaining six months of the year?

I’ll be honest, this year’s goals are not going well. Due to my leg injury, my running goals have been on hold. My idea to try something new every month has fallen apart. And I haven’t really put any serious effort to my goal of making my home a haven. Since this is something that’s within my control, I think this is where I want to focus my energy for the remainder of 2023. 

I recently discovered what (or rather whom) I’m hoping will be a major source of inspiration to close out the year: Dana K. White.

I first heard her on a podcast (with Mel Robbins) talking about decluttering vs. organizing. As she self-identifies as a slob, Dana White argues that most of us don’t really need organization, we need less stuff. I know that statement sounds obvious, but it’s really struck a chord with me. I don’t need to buying all sorts of organizational bins; I need less.

I’ve recently started listening to her book “How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind” and I’m really enjoying it! Dana White gets down to the simple basics of maintaining a clean home by establishing a few different routines and practices. If you’re someone that lets the dishes pile up in the sink or avoids laundry until piles are everywhere, it’s worth the read.

Personally, I’m someone that requires a constant input of motivation to work on decluttering and other home projects, so I’m excited to check out her other books and podcast!

Have resources (books, podcasts, blogs) to share on the topic of decluttering, organizing, decorating, or cleaning? Please leave a comment below.

(Want more inspiration too? Check out my previous post on how to get inspired for spring cleaning!)

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