It is day thirty-two of the 40 Bags in 40 days challenge. What a beautiful weekend to tackle a garage, basement or declutter the yard! Or, did you spend the weekend enjoying the fresh air and re-balancing with family time?
We were lucky enough to have some family from out of town visiting for the weekend. It made me think today that for those of you feeling challenged by staying motivated, there is nothing more motivating than having people coming to your home to make you organize it quickly.
You will start seeing every dust bunny, every pile you have been ignoring and sweep your home to put everything you vacant away much faster than normal when the prospect of a guest emerges. I have known many clients to take boxes and toss everything into a hiding spot when they know a guest is coming. But what if you had a deadline for an event you were hosting and you worked a little at it each day? Your home would be guest ready, you would be more organized and you wouldn’t be stuck with more random boxes to sort hidden deep in a closet.
So, as the end of the challenge approaches, think about inviting some friends over for dinner to celebrate your accomplishments. Consider throwing a party or family event just to have a firm deadline to meet your goals. Wait and see how much faster your will get your house in order!