New Year’s resolutions or spring cleaning, whatever the reason we have a 31-Day Challenge for you! Download this PDF printable Declutter Your Home Checklist. Declutting tips and tricks to simplify your space. Less is the new more!
Declutter Your Home Checklist
Are you spring cleaning? Has the last extended family member walked out of your home from Christmas? Whatever your need, a New Year’s Resolution or the transition into the spring season, we have a 31-Day Declutter Your Home Checklist to challenge you to simply your home!
Less is the new more!
Daily Declutter Challenge
Girl, I got your back. As a mother of five, I have learned to swim in the chaos of motherhood. By swim, I mean tread water. (At least, I am not drowning, right?!) Speaking of drowning, some things I find I am drowning in is clutter. Boxes, stacked piles of mail, broken and mis-matched toys, single socks (right?!), clothes that are too small, clothes that are dirty – it’s piles and piles of “stuff!”
I accepted the KonMari Challenge with Dollar Store Solutions, but the clutter seemed to return. That is why I have to pull out a Monthly Declutter Challenge a few times a year. This spreads out my to-do list, gives me direction for cleaning up our home, and makes the task fun!
31-Day Declutter Checklist
How can I declutter my house quickly? Step by step and day by day is your answer.
We have a daily guide and checklist to tell you where to start decluttering.
Day 1: Holiday Decorations and Cards
Day 2: Kitchen Cupboards
Day 3: Kitchen Drawers
Day 4: Fridge and Freezer
Day 5: Cookbooks and Recipe Cards
Day 6: Cleaning Supplies
Day 7: Paperwork and Mail
Day 8: Desks and Desk Drawers
Day 9: Junk Drawer
Day 10: Bathroom Cabinets
Day 11: Makeup and Toiletries
Day 12: Nightstand and Dressers
Day 13: Bedroom Closests
Day 14: Underwear and Sock Drawers
Day 15: Linen Closet
Day 16: Craft Supplies
Day 17: Basement and Attic
Day 18: Laundry Room
Day 19: Medicines and Vitamins
Day 20: Magazines and Books
Day 21: Garage Storage
Day 22: Vehicles
Day 23: Garden Shed
Day 24: Kids Dressers
Day 25: Kids Drawers
Day 26: Kids Toy Boxes
Day 27: Kids Books, Puzzles and Board Games
Day 28: Porch and Patio
Day 29: Pet Items
Day 30: Electronics
Day 31: Photos on Phone
Declutter Tips, Tricks & Solutions
Initially, this Declutter Your Home Checklist seems very daunting. We have some declutter tips and hacks for your challenge to keep your sanity.
Where can I sell my stuff?
Want to make a few dollars? We have a few places you can sell your stuff when declutting. Two places are my favorite. First, Facebook Marketplace is great in my area and typically I make back close to the price I paid on many name brand items. I also like to send my kids clothes to Thread Up (get $10 credit and/or request a ThredUp Clean Out Kit bag.) This allows me to earn money on clothes that no longer fit and buy new consignment clothes that do fit. Lastly, take a look at Decluttr to buy and sell technology.
What if I skip a day on the Challenge?
Things come up, I get it. If you can avoid skipping a day, please do. It can be hard to catch up having to do 4 days of cleaning on Day 31. If you do find you missed a day, move on and come back to that day at the end of the challenge.
What if the 31-Day Challenge is not enough?
Repeat the process the next month. In fact, if you are a real neat freak you can do this challenge every month, for 12 months. Just do a little bit each day!
How often do you do this Declutter Challenge?
I try to adopt the challenge twice a year. Typically January after the chaos of Christmas and then again in late spring/early summer as the end of the school year approaches. If I am doing extra well (or would it be extra bad?), I take on this challenge again at the start of the school year.
I work full time, how can I declutter my house quickly?
Honestly, this is a process. There is no way to tackle all of this in one day, but you can group days or take the challenge on a few weekend. If you are doing it day by day, some of these days require more time than others. For example, I can clean my junk drawer in a few minutes but my Kitchen Cupboards might take a few hours on Saturday. Skip more challenging days and save them for the weekend. Use the weekdays to tackle smaller tasks.
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