Are you ready to declutter and get organized??

December 27, 2014

Written By

Tabitha Dumas

Is too much STUFF holding you back from the life you want? Do you have stacks of boxes that you’ve stashed things in but have never actually dealt with? Are you ready to have an orderly home where you can live with what you love and find what you need, AND that aligns with your values and priorities? Are you ready to declutter and get organized in 2015?

I am very organized in some ways. I love surrounding myself with pretty things. I have a creative mind that likes to see what I have.


  • I waste a lot of time looking for misplaced objects.
  • When I’m going to host an event or host people in our home, I almost always have to stash away things to “deal with later.”
  • I don’t have a cleaning schedule so I often spend one entire day cleaning.
  • We can’t park a car in our garage and there are boxes from our move in 2010 that still haven’t been dealt with.
  • I don’t have a good system for the kids’ school papers.
  • I don’t keep up with my office filing like I should.
  • My laundry room is huge but WAY underutilized.

And I still just plain have too much STUFF, and I know it holds me back from living the life I want.

I told my husband, “I get a lot done as it is but I know if I can declutter and get more organized, it will free me up to either get more done or to actually take time to rest and enjoy what I work so hard for. Either way, it would be a major win.”

I’m diving in and I’d love for you to join me!

I’m using Kathi Lipp’s new book, “Clutter Free: Quick and Easy Steps to Simplifying Your Space.” I read it in two days and it is terrific. I highly recommend it!

Clutter Free by Kathi Lip. Join the 21 day challenge with me!

Clutter Free by Kathi Lipp. Join the 21 day challenge!

If you want to participate in her “Clutter Free 21 Day Challenge,” sign up here. Imagine how much you can get done in 21 days!!

Ready to buy the book? Go here:

Here’s how I did on day 1!

My home office/craft room/studio before and afters:

Declutter and get organized in 2015! Join me on

Looking in from the door.

Declutter and get organized in 2015! Join me on

Looking out from my desk.

Sorting into these three boxes like the book suggests helped a LOT.

decluttering and getting organized for 2015!

I gave away 50 items to Goodwill!!

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AND as I cleared off the shelves, dusted and organized, I ran across this beauty consultant/vendor apron I had custom made over a year ago and couldn’t find!

Decluttering 21 day challenge for kathi lipp

The “Clutter Free” community is full of encouraging and lovely women so if you need the camaraderie and accountability, I recommend joining us!

Diving into the clutter?? Let us know on the Facebook page so we can hoo-rah each other and celebrate together!

Ready to declutter in 2015? Join me for the Kathy Lipp Clutter Free challenge


  1. Claudia

    What an amazing post. You did an amazing job on your space and getting things out that no longer had a home there. Thanks for sharing and i look forward to future post!!

    • Tabitha Dumas

      Thank YOU for coming by and commenting!! We’re all in this together!! 🙂

  2. Stephanie Clerge

    Thanks for the inspiration Tabitha! I thought I was the only one with a messy home office! I have an outside office so it is easy to ignore the mess at home. Now I’ll be proud to take my before pic so that I can take after pic!

  3. Tiffiny

    I just signed up and bought the book! I soooo need this! Can’t wait to get started!


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