Friday 8 May 2009

The 15 Minutes Challenge

Is your home full of things that you just never get around to doing? Do you feel overwhelmed by an endless stream of little jobs, that you just don't have time to do?

Well this might be the challenge for you.

Alaine has set this challenge up on her blogspot here.

In Alaine's own words, this is what you need to do.

On my reading blog I have had great success in accomplishing my goals by participating in reading challenges. So, inspired by Shannon Lush and her book Speed Cleaning, I'm going to publicly challenge myself to declutter my home in 15 minute sessions per day over the next 3 months and you can join me!The idea is quite simple. What one thing could you do for 15 minutes each day that would have the biggest impact on how you feel about yourself and your life? I will use this challenge to motivate myself to declutter however as an example, you could exercise, catch up on ironing, work on a life goal (such as writing or researching a topic), have dinner together with your family, read to your child, read the bible, pray, practise visualisations or meditate. It really can be anything. You just need to find something that you are currently not doing that bothers you.

Isn't that just a brilliant idea? We can all spare 15 minutes a day to do something that really needs doing. I intend to start by cleaning cupboards and drawers which I don't think I have really touched since I moved in five years ago! I may even clean up my scrap area!

If you want to join in then head over to Alaine blog here and post your name on Mr Linky. Also to any of my scrapping pals, Alaine is a bit of a scrapper too!

I shall start this challenge on Monday and hope to get all those little jobs that have been piling up done. I will let you know how I get on.


  1. Oh, thanks for sharing this! I really, really, really NEED to join in, too. My house is just a disaster, as homeschooling and general mom stuff seem to take up soooooo much time. I look around and get so overwhelmed by all there is to do that I just don't start. But 15 minutes a day...that makes it sound so manageable. Yep, I really think I should join you on this one.

  2. Thanks for thinking of me and String. :) It really does mean alot.

  3. I'm going to do this! It's a bit like Fly Lady, which I have done before with success, and somehow I got out of the habit.

  4. I guess 15 minutes of procrastination a day defeats the purpose, huh? LOL

  5. Hi Scrap Girl, sounds like you are doing the same as me. It's the clutter you can't seet that is my biggest problem, and I mean big. I have at least two huge cupboards full of stuff I don't use. One of them is full of scrapbooking stuff LOL.

    Good luck and I am looking forward to seeng your progress.

  6. This is a really fun and practical challenge. I feel so much better when the clutter is gone. It's like for life is in order for about 5 minutes. LOL.

  7. I need to do this BAD, but I can't seem to peel myself away from the computer! :P

    LOVE the button, though. Good luck!

  8. Thank you I think this is the one challenge that I need to complete will go and join in and put it on my blog later. What a perfect way to start sorting out the house for us to move. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. xx

  9. Isn't this a fantastic challenge, I'm actually excited about cleaning and de-cluttering while listening to my audio books.
    Keep us posted with your progress :-)

  10. great challenge, good luck with it! I should do this myself :P


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