Journaling Prompts to Help You to Declutter Your Home, Mind and Life

I know what you are thinking.  I am not able to get a handle on my stuff, I am feeling overwhelmed, don’t know where to start or what to do and now you want me to sit down and write in a journal.  Are you kidding me?  I don’t have any time for that! 

Well, I am here to tell you that taking the time will help you to feel more in charge, inspired, confident to get started and ready to dive in with both feet.  It doesn’t have to be a lot of time.  Five or ten minutes a day (or even every second day) is great.  Put it on your calendar or on your to do list for that day.  Whatever will work for you.  

I know I make it sound easy, however, journaling can take a bit of effort.  We need to be in a good space emotionally and also in a place where we won’t be interrupted for a short period of time. This is your journey and the more you put into it, the more you will see your progress.  I really believe that doing this work will actually give you time back. We are making space for us!

The Decluttering Journal is now live and here is the link to purchase. (CAD)  It’s so pretty and I mean really, who doesn’t love a new journal.

I got the idea for the journal after sharing journaling prompts in the Declutter Your Life and Mind Facebook group on a regular basis. You can join us here if you wish. Group members are so insightful with their responses and they have made some amazing strides in their lives and in their homes. 

Here are a few sample prompts for you to get started:

My biggest challenge when it comes to decluttering and organizing my home is…….

The reasons for wanting to work on decluttering and organizing are ……

The one thing I can do today to move forward with my home goals is……..

You might have just a quick short answer or maybe you will write and write and write.  There are no rules. Just allow your pen to flow. Just write and see what comes up for you.  

Examining our deeper thoughts (and why’s for doing this work) will help us to get to the root of our clutter and we will feel more confident and inspired to get moving.  

I would love to hear from you. How did you do with this journaling exercise? Just reply to this email.

Need some accountability? Connect with me here!

Happy Journaling and Decluttering!

About Kim

I’m Kim, your go-to Professional Organizer and Virtual Coach! I’m beyond excited to embark on this clutter-free adventure with you. With a background in mental health and a passion for transforming spaces, I bring a holistic approach to decluttering. It’s not just about neatening up physical spaces; it’s about fostering a mindset shift that radiates throughout your life. I founded Space For You Clear the Clutter, Heal Your Life and have been working with individuals and groups for about 15 years. I've also trained with Professional Organizers of Canada and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization.
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10 Responses to Journaling Prompts to Help You to Declutter Your Home, Mind and Life

  1. First of all, congratulations on the launch of your decluttering journal! This is exciting, and I wish you all the best of success.

    I’m a big fan of journaling. I keep two. One is my meditation journal, where I write entries each day after meditating. The other is my personal journal, which I write in periodically with no set agenda for when or how often. The power of journaling is undeniable. And given that I love the pen-to-paper feel and free flow of ideas, it’s especially helpful.

    Having a place to work things out is beneficial, whether that’s for addressing clutter challenges or other ‘things’ life offers up.

    • Kim says:

      Love your words Linda. I love meditating too and I think its a really good idea to do some journaling afterwards. We often have these fleeting thoughts and I just wonder where they come from or what they could mean. They disappear quickly too. I am going to make sure I have one of my journals by my side ready to go. Thanks so much!

  2. I love these questions for journaling. The one that resonates with me is, “The one thing I can do today to move forward with my home goals is.” I used to journal all the time. These days, not so much. I think it is because I have been writing on my blog more and more these days. Thanks for sharing these prompts. It’s so helpful to get some direction when writing.

    • Kim says:

      I hear ya with how much writing we all do. I really can see how journaling can help people to get to the root of their clutter and organizing issues. Thank you so much for commenting!

  3. Love this sentence, “This is your journey and the more you put into it, the more you will see your progress.” You are so right! I love the idea of connecting pen and paper to get some of our thoughts out of our head and into a place where we can look at them and make a plan from them. There is something about seeing my thoughts on paper that feels empowering. How great to create a journal for organizing and decluttering specifically!

    • Kim says:

      Thanks so much Seana – yes that sentence will make a good graphic – thanks for mentioning that you love it and for commenting.

  4. Congratulations! I love this concept. A journal with prompts to guide a person in their decluttering journey. I journal every morning while I have my second (and last) cup of coffee for the day. It helps me think through what I accomplished the day before and leads me to think about the important things to accomplish today.

    • Kim says:

      Thats really great Diane – What a great practice. There is so much value in going back and looking at what we did or how we were thinking. We might see some themes or we just have a whole new perspective.

  5. Mazel tov on the launch of your journal! I am sure it will be a huge help to people needing to work through the thought process before getting to the physical part.

    I’ve never been able to keep up with journaling, though I email with close friends often enough that my correspondence probably serves a similar purpose. That aside, I do believe in the power of analog writing, and using it for thinking deeply about organizing-related concepts is a natural way to ease the path forward. Wishing you much success with your journal launch!

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