Happy March! Download this FREE printable calendar page [ Letter Size + A5 Size ], start planning your month and read on for this month's theme!
This month's theme is Decluttering Your Life! Every spring I like to do some deep cleaning and reorganizing, but this year I've decided to dedicate the entire month of March to decluttering my home, computer, and life in general before I even think about cleaning!
It's amazing how much stuff we can accumulate and how much junk we hold onto! I found some lists of Things to Throw Away on Pinterest and I realized things have gotten out of control again.
Here are some ideas of the different areas I plan to work on decluttering this month--
1. Straight up junk.
Some of the stuff cluttering my home is going to be very easy to get rid of. It's stuff I don't need and can easily throw away or recycle. This is where I'm going to start.
Old magazines, expired makeup and products, random hair ties that are stretched out, old receipts that I don't need... all easy to get rid of! Keep it simple and start with the easiest stuff first.
2. Things I can donate.
This category is a little more tricky. These items aren't junk, but you don't need them. It can be hard to part with these items and you may move slower during this process.
Last year I donated most of my clothing so I don't need to go through that again. I do need to go through all of my kids' clothing, baby gear and toys. Here's the donation list I used!
Donating takes time, because you need to set the items aside, sort, fold, make a list (for tax purposes) and either drop the items off or schedule a pickup date. You can also sell these items online, at a resale shop or have a garage sale. This will likely take the most time so schedule accordingly.
3. Computer files and photos.
This can take some time if you have a lot of files, but it's nice to clear out all of the stuff you don't need, free up space on your hard drive and reorganize your desktop.
You can search and sort your files by file size and eliminate the largest junk files first or you can just go through each folder and choose files randomly.
You can use this FREE Calendar to schedule your month and your decluttering projects! March is the beginning of Spring Cleaning so get a jump on things by clearing out unnecessary items first. Next month we'll move on to cleaning.
What are your decluttering or cleaning plans for March? Are there home projects you always schedule for March?
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