Quick declutter challenge week 8 – your mind

 Previous challenges

Over  8 weeks the quick declutter challenge has encouraged you to declutter your cosmetics, bedroomsdining room, livingroom, office, clothing and holiday decorations.  You can complete the challenges in any order and at any time. Schedule 15 minutes a day and start decluttering your home. The challenge is finishing with the most important declutter – your mind.

What’s on your mind? 

One of the ways to realize how much is on your mind is to do a brain dump.  Take a piece of paper/open a document and write down everything you need to do, everything you are responsible for and upcoming events.  The list might contain:

Household chores – groceries, meal planning, making lunches, cleaning, laundry, lawn care, car care, house maintenance.

Your schedule – working hours, exercise time, picking up and dropping off children, meetings, social events, medical appointments, dental appointments

Yearly events – birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, vacations, visiting/hosting family events, graduations

Work schedule – travel, meetings, presentations, office hours, networking

Family’s schedule – homework help, music lessons/practice, chores to complete, picking up/dropping off children, bedtime routines, fun times, taking care of parents

Make your list and then sort it by what happens daily, weekly, monthly and yearly.  Once you transfer all these thoughts to a document it will help to declutter your brain.  You can plan for each week, month and year and not get overwhelmed by forgetting things, trying to remember everything or planning too many activities at one time. With all the regular tasks organized you have room in your mind for dreams, goals and aspirations. You can soar.


There are 2 types of expectations.  The ones you put on yourself and the ones you think others are setting for you.  No one is perfect. Set realistic expectations that you can achieve. You have a limited amount of time and energy.  Decide how you want to use it. Hire help for tasks you can’t do, delegate tasks to others, and decide what tasks are best for you.

Enjoy decluttering your mind

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If you need help with time management book a virtual appointment with me. julie@mindoverclutter.ca 

Julie Stobbe is a Trained Professional Organizer and Lifestyle Organizing Coach who brings happiness to homes and organization to offices, virtually using Zoom. She has been working with clients since 2006 to provide customized organizing solutions to suit their individual needs and situations. She uses her love of teaching to reduce clutter, in your home, office, mind and time. She guides and supports you to be accountable for your time, to complete projects and reach your goals. If you’re in a difficult transition Julie can coach you to break-free of emotional clutter constraining you from living life on your terms. Online courses are available to help instruct, coach and support your organizing projects. Get started by downloading Tips for Reorganizing 9 Rooms.

Contact her at julie@mindoverclutter.ca

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