Cleaning your clutter is easier said than done unless you break it down into bite-sized pieces. I am recommending that you break it down into 15 minutes a day and stay focused.
There was a time in my life when I was first married that clutter was piled up in our little cottage that had no closets at all.
The pots and pans had to be stored in the oven because the cupboards were limited to just two on either side of the sink.
If I used the oven when company came, I had to place the pots on a cookie sheet on the bathroom sink.
That got complicated as soon as someone used the bathroom!!
When my husband would return from a deep sea scuba diving trip, his gear would be strewn all over a little room that we used for storage.
The major problem was, that we had to walk through this room to get to the bedroom and there were no doors to hide the mess!!
I was clueless about how to clean and was struggling to learn how while learning how to cook too.
I have definitely struggled in the area of clutter and know how important it is to keep ahead of it. Although it is important, we still have some areas where clutter is an issue.
I don’t know where your area of clutter is, but let’s tackle this together this week for just 15 minutes each day. You will be so glad that you did!!
God wants you to be prepared for whatever He has in store for you.
Where do You Start?
- Start with visible clutter – don’t start with what is hidden inside your kitchen cupboards
- Tackle just ONE problem area each day
- Stay focused for 15 minutes
- Play your favorite music to help uplift and motivate you
- Find a time to work on clutter each day and declutter each day at the same time. If you make it part of your daily routine, you will be more apt to remember.
Clutter has a way of growing on us whether it is physical clutter in our home or the clutter of sin or issues of pain in our life.
I have four children out of seven, who have made extremely poor life choices.
As a mother, I have to choose joy each day because my heart tends to be weighed down if I am not careful.
It all has to do with how I deal with this area in my life, much like dealing with the clutter in my home.
Our life can be cluttered just like our home can be physically.
I would challenge you to deal with the clutter in your home or life. Make a plan to clean your clutter for 15 minutes a day.
Have you been decluttering your heart? How has God blessed you so that you can reach out to others in need?