The best day of the whole year to declutter is the day after Christmas. And so, every year on December 26th, I release a little pep talk to give you some focus and guiding steps for your post-holiday purging. So, here you go! Happy decluttering day! I’m rooting for you!
In This Episode Allie Discusses:
Uncluttered Kids course
The reasons December 26th is the best day of the year to declutter
How to declutter your kids toys the day after Christmas
How to purge
What to purge
The Declutter Like a Mother challenge
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Courses (Use the code PURPOSESHOW for 10% off!)
Mom life. We’re surrounded by the message that it’s the tired life. The no-time-for-myself life. The hard life. We’re supposed to get through it. Survive. Cling on by the last little thread. And at the same time, Carpe Diem—enjoy every moment because it’s going to go by so fast. The typical mom culture that sends us all kinds of mixed, typically negative messages. We shouldn’t take care of ourselves; it’s selfish. The more ragged you run yourself, the bigger your badge of honor. But also, ditch your mom bod and work out. Don’t yell. Make more money. Show up. Be better, but not at the expense of time with your kids. I am putting a hard stop to all of this. While being a mom, running a business, and whatever else you might have going on is hard, it is a lot and there’s lots of giving of yourself, the idea that motherhood means living a joyless, nonstop-hustle-with-zero-balance kind of life, where you give and give and give and never take, needs to stop.
I’m on a mission to help you stop counting down the minutes till bedtime (at least most days). Stop the mom guilt and shame game. Stop cleaning up after your kids’ childhood and start being present for it. I want to help you thrive in work, home and life. I believe in John 10:10 that we are called to living an abundant life and I know moms are not excluded from that promise. Join me in conversations about simplicity, some business and life hacks, spirituality and lots of other good stuff that leads to a life of less for the sake of enjoying more in your motherhood. I’m Allie Casazza and this is The Purpose Show.
Hello, my friends! Welcome to another episode of The Purpose Show podcast! I hope those of you who celebrate Christmas had an amazing day yesterday!
This episode is special! Every year, the day after Christmas, I release this short little pep talk episode to give you some focus, encouragement, and some guiding steps on this important day.
I always say that the day after Christmas is the best day of the year to declutter. And it really is. It really, really is.
There’s really no need to explain why. I’ll go over that with you in this episode. This is a great day to purge, especially when it comes to the kids’ stuff, and we’re going to talk about that today. This episode is going to give you a little kick in the butt and I think you’re really going to enjoy it.
Before we dive into this today I want to remind you that my annual Declutter Like A Mother challenge starts next week. So if you haven’t signed up already, go and do that. Alliecasazza.com/DLAM. It is free! I cannot wait to see you there!
This is huge every year. This is the big shebang. Don’t miss it!
And there’s also something happening today. My program, Uncluttered Kids, which helps you with decluttering, minimalism, and communicating with your kids as it relates to all of that. The course that has everything to do with living this important lifestyle and your children is on sale right now for 89 freaking dollars, which is actually the lowest price ever!
I have not offered it at this price since last Christmas, Christmas 2019. And it was for the day after Christmas only. So get on this, because it’s normally over $200.
This is the program that I created with Amy Tirpak who is a child play therapist. There’s a lot of psychology in the way kids’ minds work and the way that you can communicate with them. The course dives into that and the five different types of kids. There’s also a quiz to help you identify which one your kid is.
If you are in my Facebook community you know how amazing this program is, even if you haven’t purchased it, because this is the one that women are always talking about.
We recently had a comment from Alicia that read, “Thank you so much for this program! Because of this I feel like I actually understand each of my kids. I’ve really reached them in connection with simplicity and minimalism. I’m so proud of their progress. They’re the ones decluttering. I’m not having to nag them and force them through it.”
The way she said that in the group is exactly the whole point of Uncluttered Kids. Your kids will be the ones decluttering, even if they’re little.
We’re going to help you empower them to understand this and create this family culture of simplicity and anti-consumerism, so that your kids understand and they’re the ones who are living minimally. They’re the ones who are understanding that they don’t want to have a bunch of extra junk because they don’t want to have to clean their rooms all the time.
Uncluttered Kids is a game changer. It is moving against consumerism and the materialistic cycle of raising kids, and doing things a different way.
Raising kids who are aware. Raising kids who are empowered to do this for themselves. Raising kids who understand deeply because their mom or their dad knew how to communicate to them and explained it in a way that got them to realize and accept that, “Oh, this is how we live.”
This is huge! Uncluttered Kids is something that Amy and I are both incredibly, incredibly proud of. There is so much good work in this course. It’s not a huge project. It’s something you could listen to and put action to without taking off weeks of your life and dedicating all of this time to it.
It’s going to help you! It’s normally over $200, but it’s $89 right now. Don’t miss this! Go and snag that deal at that link and enjoy this pep talk episode today!
Why is this the best decluttering day of the year? First of all, the kids are home from school and they’re super wrapped up in their new toys and games. So basically, go girl, go!
Of course you should declutter! This is a great day. Kids are super busy with their new stuff. It’s awesome!
The next reason it’s the best day of the whole year to declutter is because your kids just got a bunch of new stuff. Even if they didn’t get a bunch because your family was super onboard with simplifying, they got some new things so they’re much less attached to their older things.
They’re much more willing to give things up, let things go, move on and say, “Mom, I’m ready to donate this. I don’t really need this toy. I got this new one. I love it more.”
Let’s do this! This is a great day to declutter! I want you all to take action on this!
I wish it wasn’t the day after the most major holiday, but it just works out that way. It just is. It’s just the best day. And I think everyone should take advantage of it.
If you’re listening to this on the day this episode is launching, I am currently decluttering. I always declutter my kids’ stuff the day after Christmas. Let’s talk about that.
The kids’ toys. How do you declutter your kid’s toys the day after Christmas?
First of all, make sure that you make it exciting. This is not a punishment. This is not a burden. This is not a chore.
Your kids want to chill. They just had Christmas. They’re super excited.
Maybe you guys are going to visit family and doing Christmas with them today after your original Christmas Day Christmas and you have stuff going on. Your kids are really excited. You don’t want to make this crap for them.
Make it exciting. Say, “Guys, you got so much great stuff! You have so many good things. What are you ready to let go of so we can make room for this stuff? I want you guys to play with all this stuff. What is not cool anymore?”
Say, “Hey guys, just wondering. You’ve got all this great new stuff and to make room for it let’s each pick some things that we can get rid of because you guys got blessed with such awesome new stuff.”
Come at it with that attitude. Don’t come at it like, “All right, the fun is over! Everyone get up, get your crap together. We’re cleaning.” Don’t make it like that.
Friends, I have been waiting for one year to say what I am about to say! It’s that time of year again! Declutter Like A Mother is freaking back!
Declutter Like A Mother is my annual challenge. It is totally free! It is completely epic! It’s massive! Giant! You’re going to make so much progress, get so much lighter, right at the start of the year!
And if there’s one thing that we all need exiting 2020 and going into 2021, it is to feel lighter! It is to create lightness. It is to set ourselves up for success!
You all know that I believe, and know from experience, that it all starts at home.
Let’s do this, mamas!
Declutter Like A Mother Challenge starts on January 1, 2021! It is 30 minutes a day, for 2 weeks. That’s not a lot, but you are going to get massive progress with such small amounts of time!
You can even break up your thirty minutes a day into 5-10 minute chunks. You do you!
We’ve got freshly postpartum moms joining. We’ve got working moms joining. We’ve got single moms joining. We’ve got moms of a billion kids, like myself, joining. Everyone is joining!
Everyone is ready to Declutter Like A Freaking Mother and start this year off with a bang!
To sign up – totally free- go to alliecasazza.com/DLAM.
You guys have to be a part of this! In case you don’t know, this is a huge deal in my corner of the internet!
Every year tens and tens of thousands of women come together and sign up.
There is a group where we all get together, we all talk, we all share.
There is a video training from me almost every day of the challenge. Super, bite-sized pieces of information, extremely actionable, broken down into the simplest version. You don’t even have to think. Just show up, listen to what I have to say, go and take action!
You can share your before and after photos. You have crazy amounts of accountability.
This is paid help. And it’s free! It’s paid status, but it costs you nothing.
We only do this once a year. The time is now! Sign up!
Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and spread the word. Share that you are signing up!
I’m so excited!
Let’s declutter like mothers!
Another great thing to purge the day after Christmas is your stuff. What’s been bothering you? What’s been feeling really cluttered that you can knock out while you’re in the zone today?
Remember to make piles: keep, trash, and donate. There is no, “Don’t forget to give this to Aunt Mary” pile. There is no, “Well, maybe, I’m not sure” pile. There are just three piles: Keep/Trash/Donate. Make the decisions.
This is a great day to clear the holiday decor clutter too. I don’t know if everyone feels like this, but we’ve talked about this on Instagram before and it seemed like everybody was pretty on board. Most people feel ready to ditch the holiday decor and move on and into the New Year.
The holidays can be super fun and they can also be like, “I just want to get back to my usual.” So, clear the holiday decor clutter, get that spring cleaning feeling, and prepare to head into the New Year with a fresh start.
That’s what I wanted to say. Just a few-minute pep talk on why this is the best day to declutter of the entire year, how to go about it with the right attitude, and the areas to really focus on—mainly the kids’ toys.
When I say this is the best day of the whole year to declutter, I’m really talking about your kids’ stuff because they are just way more on board, way more into it. You can get in the zone and get ready to head into the New Year fresh.
Speaking of the New Year, Declutter Like A Mother is coming back! If you guys have been around for a bit, you may have been here for one before.
This is going to be our, I think it’s our 5th time around, but our 3rd annual Declutter Like A Mother challenge. We used to do it more than once a year, now it’s an annual thing. January 1st we start!
Because it isn’t about clutter. It’s not about having a clean house. It’s not about perfectionism. It is about the fact that what takes up your space takes up your time and we want to say, “No” to that.
We want to take that back into our hands. We want to get intentional with that and go into the New Year with a clearer motherhood. With more time to spend on our kids and more time to play with them, pour into them, help them with their homework and homeschool them if that’s what you do.
Cook meals for your family. Spend time with your hubby. Have date night. And not be nagging and stressed out all the time about all there is to do because that’s what clutter does to you.
Happy Best Declutter Day Of The Entire Year!
Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
I adore you guys! Go have an awesome day!
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I am always rooting for you, friend! See you next time! I’m Allie Casazza and this is The Purpose Show.
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