Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays: 28 Day Challenge – Day 2
Day 2: Create a List of Trouble Spots
Today’s challenge is to take a tour of your home and create a list of things you’d like to address before the holidays hit. Take a tour of your home, and try to view it as if you are coming in for the first time. Go slowly, look high and low. Sit down in public areas. What rooms or areas are clutter hotspots? What could use some cleaning, decluttering or rearranging? Make notes of the things in your home you most want to attend to before the holidays, along with what actions you plan to take, and what level priority (low, medium, high) this is for you. Capture this info on the “trouble spots list + action plan” printable (which you can download here: Download 28-days-trouble-spots-list.)
As you put together your action plan, keep in mind these common clutter causes.
- Clutter items don’t have a home.
- Clutter items have a home that is far away from where the item is used.
- The clutter’s home is full of other things.
- There are no systems in place for the clutter items or the systems are too complicated or cumbersome to use.
After you take your tour, come back here and tell us about it in the comments! What areas are most in need of attention in your home?