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#declutter – not just your house

My biggest fear with this blog is being a hypocrite. My biggest fear every day is that I will ruin my children.  But, ultimately, my biggest fear is of God. Of meeting Him face-to-face and not hearing, well-done good and faithful servant.

It is because of this that I write this blog. And address all of my biggest fears, inconsistencies, and reach out to mothers everywhere who share the same fears that I have. That we may conquer them together. Because 3 is better than one, and I’m thinking millions of moms is better than 3.

Thanks for letting me recap the purpose of this blog – now lets start with a baby step in decluttering!

SO, we start the New Year….

Lets declutter that miscellaneous drawer in your house.

Points for the person who can tell me who says this! Hint – think TV show

You know exactly what I am talking about. If it’s not a drawer, it’s a cabinet or closet. The place we store things because we have no idea where to put it, or we’re too lazy to put it where it really belongs. And everyone in the family follows suit, because it’s a nice place to store things. But eventually, it gets out of hand, and starts overflowing with takeout menus, cords, pennies, pens, spoons, bubbles, etc. (Ask me how I know).

So lets start decluttering!

Start with this drawer (or cabinet, or closet). Grab three small boxes or tupperwares. Label them with a dry erase marker or sticky notes:

  1. Keep in Drawer
  2. Return to rightful place

Deal with them all that day or it’s just one more cluttery mess!

Get your kids to help! Tell them where to put each of the things, or tackle it yourself while listening to a book (the Nightingale is my new favorite) or by listening to a good podcast (I love Focus on the Families daily podcasts)!

Does anyone have some uplifting podcasts to mindly munch on to upstart our days? List them in a comment!

Or maybe, take this time to look at yourself. At all the clutter in your mind and life. What is stored in your mind that shouldn’t be there? What is distracting you from living a more full life?

Is it a to-do list on your mind? Your past? How you were raised? That next thing that has to get done? The expectations you put on yourself? On others? The anger that you have been holding onto all day? All week? 

Let’s make it our goal to daily declutter our minds. Remove the to-do list from your mind every once in awhile and get down on the floor with your kids. Have some one-on-one time with them. Sometimes, it’s all you need to restart your day. Have some time to yourself and work through these things that have been nibbling at you. Most things work themselves out. And if they don’t, just do your best. Do your best, and let God do the rest.

 #declutter #whatevermoms 


Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

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2 thoughts on “#declutter – not just your house

  1. Love you Meredith! Another great post!! I try to declutter a room a month in the winter time!
    A fabulous book on this topic is “the more of less” by Joshua Becker

    1. Ugh yes I should have been doing that all winter. Right now I’m trying to fill a big box a day. I need a garage sale so bad

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