Why is it that we just want to throw everything out the first of the year? Oh, and organize every drawer, cupboard, closet and such? Well, I am finding that my plan last year worked, and I am, by God's grace, gonna do it once again this year. Last year I organized, decluttered at least rooms/closets/drawers a week! I found that I was decluttering each thing at least twice a month or every other month. This plan in action helped alleviate it from becoming a drawn out, exhausting job. I understand this plan may not work for you, but my being a mommy of 3 little ones with something ALWAYS going on, I had to figure something out that worked for me.
I am so thankful for a mom who taught me when I was little to put things away and to be responsible for all that God had given me. I remember some people telling me that I would never have time to keep my closets clean or mop my kitchen floor when I had kids. Guess that lit a little fire under me and I made a commitment that that was not going to be the case. I have always looked at my home as "my job," but more importantly as my ministry. If I were back in the workplace I would give 110%, why would I give any less in my home? My utmost desire, as I am sure is yours too, is to do things to the glory of God. I desire to be a testimony in and through my home. So, as you scrub out those cupboards and weed through that extra "junk" you never use, just remember that it is a job you must seek God's strength to complete, and little by little inch by inch it will get done.