52 Ways to Have a Good Day – #7: Declutter

52 Ways to Have a Good Day 7 Declutter My one New Year’s Resolution for 2014 is pretty simple: have more good days.

I don’t have bad days on a regular basis, but I don’t necessarily have good days either. The days where I go to bed feeling accomplished, proud, and balanced are few and far between. I want to celebrate this year by enjoying as many days as I can – even when it feels like mission impossible.

So each week, I’ll be sharing one of 52 Ways to Have a Good Day- or maybe even a great one. Read the rest of the series here.

#7: Declutter


I’m really guilty of letting things pile up. Dishes, paperwork, bills, you name it – I have piles of it. Eventually, I have to do something about it. The sink is overflowing, or the stack of paperwork is too high, or the bills need to be paid. Then I take the time to do all of it, swear it’ll never happen again because it takes so long, and then watch it happen all over again the next week. I’m not sure why I can’t seem to break this cycle, but it is definitely one of my worst habits that I would like to break.

So my goal is to declutter just a little bit every day. Even ten minutes. I can afford ten minutes less of Twitter time or browsing Pinterest, right? And in that time, I could easily pick out a drawer to clean out, wash a few dishes, clean out the fridge, organize my workspace, or go through clothes I never wear. Probably a much better use of my ten minutes that are mindlessly wasted when I’m on social media at times.

Plus it always puts me in a better mood to see a clean counter, organized closet or clutter-free desk. Especially when I wake up in the morning and realize I don’t have to deal with that overbearing pile of dishes or paperwork because it was already taken care of.

do you have any decluttering tips?

do you let things pile up like I do or do you take care of it right away?