Decluttering is hard.
As I sit here I have three piles of clothes sat next to my washing machine. They’ve been there for two days now.
There’s washing up I haven’t done. Letters I haven’t filed. Phone calls I haven’t made.
I still have an entire room that’s floor to ceiling boxes from my recent move.
The thing is. There’s always more to do. Always other things that need to take priority. Only they probably don’t.
It’s just easier to do other things than to start sorting through a million boxes.
Doing the things you need to do instead of the things you want to do is a daily challenge you and I face.
Most of the time I put off decluttering because I just don’t know where to start. I’m scared of mission creep. I’ll start cleaning and four hours later I’ll feel like I haven’t gotten anywhere.
Well that’s how it used to be. Then I started getting help from some surprising places. Decluttering blogs.
So here, for your decluttering motivation, are 10 of the very best decluttering blogs that help me out on a daily basis.
A place for everything and everything in it’s place. That’s the Unclutterer motto and they live by it. The blog is so well laid out with everything you could ever need at your finger-tips. Regular blog posts, a forum, and links to further resources.
If you need a bit of declutter motivation, visit Unclutterer here.
If you prefer more hands on motivation then Fly Lady is the blog for you.
Not only will she give you great decluttering tips and advice in her regular blog, but she also has a wicked email system. You can set your preferences for emails on the site and receive daily declutter reminders and challenges. She encourages responses and pictures to prove your efforts have paid off. And it’s free.
If this sounds like the perfect motivation for you, get started with Fly Lady here.
Whether you are downsizing your home, your office, your paperwork or your life, this is the place to be.
This blog is so clean and simple you’ll be itching to make a start. Insightful posts, tips and advice on downsizing and decluttering in a clean and minimalist way.
If that’s right up your alley, you can visit Becoming Minimalist here.
A bowl full of lemons
This is a lovely simple blog set out into three categories. Organize, budget, clean.
In each category you can find a huge range of handy posts with regular give aways and projects it’s a great place to get inspired.
A slob comes clean
Dana is a self-confessed slob. Her mission is to blog honestly about her ‘deslobification’ process to help people everywhere feel better about their clutter. It’s got a lovely retro feel about it and it’s so easy to read Dana’s blog posts.
If you want to feel like you aren’t alone in decluttering this is a great place to start. She’s also got a bunch of videos and podcasts and books, so it’s easy to enjoy the blog no matter what kind of media you are into.
Heads up – if you don’t like swearing, this isn’t the site for you! If you like a bit of humor and prefer a direct approach to decluttering this site is amazing. One of their taglines is: “Terrifying motivation for lazy people with messy homes.” Really their philosophy is one of accountability. It’s all about keeping you responsible for your clutter.
There’s an app you can download which is very cheap, it has timers, random motivations and declutter challenges. This was the one thing that helped me most when I was preparing for my move.
A tidy mind
Kate Ibbotson, one of our regular guest bloggers, has an amazingly motivational site. I became a fan of Kate’s before I started working with her on the Vintage Cash Cow blog. Kate shares her personal experiences of decluttering. She’s a professional organizer and often she’ll share her experiences with different types of clients.
No matter what type of clutterer you are, you’ll find nothing but positive reinforcement and great advice on Kate’s blog here.
This blog has tonnes of free printable resources which are particularly useful if, like me, you have a slight addiction to lists! The best thing about this blog is how easy it is to find relevant articles. There are sections for:
- House cleaning
- Kitchen tips
- And Family ties
If this sounds right up your alley, click here to visit Organized Home.
I hope these websites inspire you as much as they did me!
Is there a website that’s really helped you on your decluttering journey? Let us know in the comments.
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