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30 Day De-Clutter Challenge

September 6th, 2017 Posted in Advice and Tips
This de-clutter challenge will get your home back in order without completely overwhelming you and feeling like a never-ending job! (affiliates included)

Even though I despise clutter, it keeps finding a way back into my life over and over again. When we moved here a year ago everything was in it’s spot and there was nothing out of order. I liked it that way and the whole place just felt fresh and clean.

Fast forward a year later and I’m looking at the television stand with DVD’s strung out all over, 4 junk drawers instead of one, and a big pile of who knows what on the counter.

It’s time to get back on track. If I want to live in a place that feels calm and un-busy I need to fix it. This de-clutter challenge I just wrote out seems like it will be the best place to start. It is way too difficult to try and fit it all in a weekend!

And while you’re at it, you could do the 30 day happiness challenge at the same time! You should also check out Make Over Your Mornings if they are as crazy as mine were.

30 Day De-Clutter Challenge

  1. Empty out one junk drawer
  2. Purge your closet of the things you no longer wear
  3. Go through your movie collection
  4. Clean out your television stand
  5. Go through your mail pile
  6. Clean off your kitchen table
  7. Purge two kitchen cabinets
  8. Discard old books
  9. Clean out your wallet
  10. Clean out your purse
  11. Purge your makeup drawer/bag
  12. Clean out empty/almost empty containers in the shower
  13. Purge your bathroom cabinets
  14. Go through your families shoes (donate what doesn’t fit)
  15. Purge 2 more kitchen cabinets
  16. Organize your linen closet
  17. Purge your medicine cabinet
  18. Go through your freezer and dump old items
  19. Clear off your kitchen counters
  20. Empty another junk drawer
  21. Go through your fridge and dump old items
  22. Purge 2 more kitchen cabinets
  23. Get rid of unused accessories (jewelry, hats, etc.)
  24. Clean out your car
  25. Discard kids unused toys
  26. Organize toys that are left
  27. Go through board games and electronic games – donate unused
  28. Organize and discard cleaning supplies
  29. Purge 2 more kitchen cabinets
  30. Clean! Get your newly organized home all sparkly
  31. When you’re done and your home is as organized as it’s ever been, I suggest printing off this cleaning schedule and follow it. That will keep everything tidy and not at all overwhelming. You’ve worked too hard to have your house be a mess again!

Check out Conquer Your Clutter! This comes with 38 tools to help you restore sanity to your home, family, work and life and right now it’s 93% off!!

If you’re looking for something more robust, something to hold your hand and slowly walk you through step by step, this 60-day de-clutter course is incredible. It two months your life will be totally free from clutter and you will feel amazing!

If you’re struggling to get rid of things I really suggest the Marie Kondo book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. She talks about the reasons why we hold onto things and have a hard time letting go then she walks you through how to do it. 

P.S. Want to start your own blog? Check out my journey from working mom to stay at home mom all from this website.

Good luck!

Liz Nieman

Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.


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