Today is the day when people all over the world start getting the itch to declutter. I always thought it was just me who felt the urge to purge at this time of year, but my years spent writing online about decluttering have taught me that it’s a phenomenon.
It makes sense when I stop to consider that most of us brought new stuff into our homes, most of us are out of our normal routines, many are stuck inside because of the weather, and taking down Christmas decorations naturally leads to the question: What else can I get out of here??
The beauty of decluttering is that it lasts. While dishes get dirty again almost immediately, once stuff leaves my house, it’s gone. Not that more stuff doesn’t appear. It totally does. But the more I declutter, the better off (and easier to keep under control) my house is.
When I started my deslobification process, I didn’t know what I was doing, but I knew I had (way) too much stuff. In the process of getting that stuff out of my house, I worked through the emotional roadblocks that had always made decluttering so difficult for me. I created strategies and steps that helped me be able to work through any mess, no matter how overwhelming.
I had to. Every space in my home overwhelmed me.
All those strategies and mindset changes are in my new book, Decluttering at the Speed of Life.
In this book, I tackle the mindset changes I had to go through to make real and lasting progress. I lead you, step by step, through the different spaces in your home and face the challenges of those spaces head on. I walk through the steps and how they work when helping friends, your kids, your older relatives or your spouse declutter.
I’m so excited about this book. While the writing process was crazy (short deadline during which a LOT of life happened), I love how it turned out. _Decluttering at the Speed of Life_ is exactly the book I wanted to write, and I laughed out loud so many times when I read through the final copy. (Yes, I laugh at my own jokes.)
My very favorite thing about this book is that it lives up to its name.
Whether you have 5 minutes, 5 hours, or 5 days available to declutter, you can make real decluttering progress in your home. The steps are designed to only produce progress. Never a bigger mess. Even in the midst of real life.
But why am I telling you all this now? When you’re desperate to declutter, but the book doesn’t release for another two months??
If you pre-order Decluttering at the Speed of Life and enter your pre-order information into the claim form, you will get immediate access to The 5 Day Clutter Shakedown, a mini-course I created to help you start decluttering now!
It’s a video course, but I’ve also included audio-only files and transcripts of each video for those with different learning styles and different internet capabilities.
In The 5 Day Clutter Shakedown, I talk you through (and demonstrate) the five steps to decluttering an overwhelming mess. ANY overwhelming mess. You’ll see the improvement each step makes. Use this to go ahead and get started decluttering in your home. Make progress now, and when you get the book at the end of February (when your decluttering vigor is at risk of fizzling), you’ll be ready to dive deep into the whole process and implement lasting changes in your home.
How do you get The 5 Day Clutter Shakedown (a $30 value) free? Pre-order Decluttering at the Speed of Life and then fill out the form with your order number. It’s that easy, but you MUST FILL OUT THE FORM. That’s the only way we have your order information, as retailers don’t share buyer’s details with us. After you submit the form, you’ll immediately see the link to the mini-course and the coupon code you need to get it for free. You do not need to enter any payment information, just use the code and sign up for entry into The 5 Day Clutter Shakedown.
There’s even a link to a local-to-me Dallas bookstore where you can order a signed copy!
Happy Decluttering! And let me know if you have any questions!--Nony