I don’t know about you, but I have a really bad habit of being lazy about housekeeping. And that means a cluttered, dusty house. And a cluttered, not-always-clean kitchen. And as the clutter builds, so do my stress levels—and, thus, so does my depression. And when that happens, the last thing I’m thinking about is healthy eating or preparing low-carb dishes.
So for the months of July and August, I’m embarking on a Clean House Challenge. I’ve adapted my list from Clean Mama’s 2016 “Come Clean Challenge”—hopefully in a way that will make it so I can stick to it. So, who’s up for the challenge?
Clean House Challenge — Day 1: DECLUTTER
Today is Day 1 of the Clean House Challenge. That means it’s time to start decluttering. Grab a trash can and two boxes, bins, or bags and start with the worst catch-all space in your home (mine is on/around the dining table).
Set a timer for fifteen minutes and start decluttering by placing everything in one of the three receptacles: Trash It, Keep It, Donate It. Set a goal of doing this two to four times today—either on the same space if it’s really bad, or choose a different space each time.
Ready? Go! And be sure to post before-and-after photos!