As part of my series on decluttering with kids, I want to talk about doing things in a limited amount of time.
Kids’ attention spans when they’re working on something else and you’re not around, can be very limited. So you may only have a limited amount of time to do it.
One of the things that can stop us decluttering is that we want to do it all;
“I want to do all of the kitchen”
“I want to do all of the bedroom”
But the reality is, when we’ve got kids around, we can’t do that. There’s not enough to keep them occupied unless there’s somebody else there, which is fantastic if there is.
But you may have to just do it in chunks, and this is another way to declutter.
Picking little bits that you can do at a time;
- one kitchen drawer,
- sorting out your carrier bags in your kitchen
- your sock drawer
You know you can do things in small chunks. And if you can keep the kids occupied with something else for 10 minutes, 15 minutes, half an hour if you can, then that will give you a little bit of opportunity to just declutter something.
It’s not going to be huge but at least it will be a little bit towards the overall journey.
The thing is with decluttering is if you do a little bit at a time it will soon mount up.
Soon you will have done five kitchen cupboards, if you do one every day for five days, and that might just be half an hour a day.
That’s the reality of it, you can’t always spend a big chunk of time especially if the kids are on holiday or the kids are around so you’re going to have to break it down, break it down into chunks and do a little bit at a time.
But the important thing is to do that bit, because like I say, you can just put it off thinking “oh I can’t do it, I haven’t got the time” And even if you can do a small amount at a time, that will make a massive difference.
So please get decluttering, little bit at a time and you’ll be amazed how quickly you can get through it!