Get Your Home in Shape with Flylady 31 Baby Steps

Day 12 – Tackle Digital Declutter

What were some of the inspirational quotes you wrote down yesterday?

Flylady 31 Baby Steps - Day 12 - Digital Declutter

Let's remind ourselves of the daily habits we have started! Now that you have these written down in your home management binder, you can refer to it each day.

Morning Routine

  • Get dressed to shoes
  • Check your daily routines in your home management binder
  • Come back to this post to see the next baby step, or check your emails
  • Become aware of a few of your negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones
  • Hot Spot – set your timer for two minutes to tackle one hot spot
  • Room Rescue – set your timer for five minutes to do a room rescue
  • Clean – set your timer for 15 minutes and clean (or declutter) one area

Evening Routine

  • Shine the kitchen sink
  • Plan your outfit for the next day at bedtime
  • Set your timer for two minutes to tackle one hot spot

15 Minutes, Declutter One Digital “Area”

Set your timer for 15 minutes and declutter a digital area you use on a regular basis. This could be your emails, photos on your phone, or files on your computer. Remember to stop after 15 minutes so you don't get burned out and then never want to do this again!

I know for me the photos and videos on my phone can get out of control! So I like to delete the shots that weren't good, edit the ones I like, and then organize them into folders. I also like to unsubscribe from email lists I no longer read or want.

Listen to today's task on my podcast, The Merry Messy Moms Show

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  1. Love the 2 minutes! I’m not much of a visual cluttered. I put everything in drawers! Haha. So I cleaned the 2 drawers of my China cabinet. 2 minutes each drawer. Just doing this everyday will help me get rid of a lot of junk!

  2. After team driving with my husband and only being home 24 hours a week for 5yrs. Im finally home now with granddaughters… & the awful, chaotic, mess of a house. So very grateful to find your page. Im so overwhelmed and squirrel with a thousand other things i need to clean. I have true hope now to have a real organized & clean home to enjoy!

  3. I have taken to replacing most of the shoulds with coulds . Ex: I should do the dishes/I could do the dishes. Thanks to my French friends for their inspiration! (Other Europeans as well.)

  4. In addition to putting washcloths and dish towels into the laundry every day I also add pillowcases. Helps keep the sweat and whatever else emerges in the night off the face!

  5. My grandmother and all her friends always dressed in the morning. Down to a nice necklace. Our Mom as well. No slobby sweatpants!

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