Saturday, May 2

The 15 Minute Challenge

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 publicy 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.

To join this challenge follow these instructions:
  • Sign up with Mr Linky below.
  • Put the challenge button on your blog. If you don't have a blog then just join us by adding comments to this post.
  • Put a post on your blog (or comment here) telling us what your personal 15 minute challenge is and why you are doing it.
  • At least once a week, do a blog post or comment here, to tell us how you are going.
  • I also encourage you to put up tips on your blog that might help others, whatever your personal challenge is.
  • Please go and support other who are participating in the challenge and cheer them on.


  1. I'm going to be participating but with writing for 15 mins a day. I'll post up on my blog tomorrow :-)

  2. This is a great challenge.
    I am going to join up but I first have to decide what I want to do.
    I am having a hard time between...
    scrapbooking (digital)

    Hmmm...I will decide by Tuesday at the latest and then link up.

  3. I need all the help I can get. Sounds like a great way to do this without it being too overwhelming. My book/scrap room needs a lot of work!!

  4. Hi Staci, I was thinking of spending my first 15 minutes tidying up my scrap area! I have lots of things I want to do.

  5. I definitely would like to join you. I need to get my house in order and keep looking at cupboards and drawers which need sorting out and never getting anywhere. I will put my post up on Friday. Great challenge

  6. Glad you decided to do the challenge Scrap girl. We can all encourage each other, which will turn something ughh into something almost fun.

    I have done my first 2 days!!!

  7. I found you through Scrap Girl's blog, and was so immediately taken with your challenge that I even went and set up a new blog to keep track of my progress. Thank you so much for hosting this...I'm hoping that a few months down the road I'm going to feel that I owe you a mighty huge debt. :D

  8. Hello I also found you through Scrap Girls blog and can't wait to get started. We are hoping to move house but its going to be a slightly small house downstairs then what we have got so I need to downsize everything in the living area's of the house so I am starting Monday with the kitchen cupboards and that is my aim for the week.
    Good luck everyone and thank you for a great challenge