Spring Cleaning Challenge Week 1

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Welcome to week 1 of our Spring Cleaning Challenge!

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Courtesy The Graphics Fairy

Before we can get to actually cleaning, we need to begin with some clutter control.

If you’re an ADD Mom, you know you have clutter somewhere – probably in more than one place!

For now, let’s work on visible clutter – countertops, tables, and floors.

As ADDers, we have a tendency to get excited about a new project and then jump in with both feet. The problem with that is that we try to do too much at once and then get bored or burnt out.

We’re not going to do that this time.

This is not going to be a great big de-cluttering project.

Instead we are going to focus on one area and de-clutter it all week, 5 minutes at a time.

Oh I can hear you now. “5 minutes isn’t enough. We need to really work at this. I’m just going to do more than 5 minutes each day.”

Please go back and read paragraph 5. It starts with “As ADDers…”.

Now as I was saying, we’re going to do 5 minutes a day.

Choose your area today and then spend 5 minutes getting rid of any trash that’s there.

That’s it.

Tomorrow go back and do some more. If there’s more trash, remove it. If there are things that don’t belong there, remove them and put them in a box so they can be taken back where they belong.

As soon as your area is de-cluttered, your job for the rest of the week is to keep it that way.

Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle is the writer of Lacyestelle.com and the Podcast host for An ADD Woman.

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  1. Just wanted to say that
    a) 5 minutes might not be enough and
    b) even I didn’t do this challenge yesterday or today. That doesn’t mean that we can’t begin again tomorrow though.

    Just keeping it real…..