Welcome to the 31 Day Declutter Your Home Challenge.
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We’ll be taking the next 31 days to get our homes and minds organized to take on the New Year.
If you take 15 minutes a day, you can get organized the things that are out of control. It’s really all moms really want for the new year.
If that doesn’t seem like enough time for you, you’ll see catch up days included. Or if you have the extra time then just go for it.
Join our Declutter Your Home Challenge Facebook group where I will go Live each day reminding you what’s to come, what you may need and where you can get the tools to be organized.
To get started, you may need garbage bags, plastic bins, boxes, shopping bags. Scan through the list and you can also download our PDF file.
DAY 1 Kids’ Toys
As your kids grow, they outgrow toys. It may be hard to get rid of somethings that seem nostalgic, but they are just taking up space in your home. Go through old toys and games to make room for the new ones. Make sure pieces are included before donating.
DAY 2 – Kids’ Closets
Donate any clothes that no longer fit or put them in labeled storage bins for the next sibling or to give away to friends.
My kids share a room so I’ve started putting their clothes in labeled bins in their closet. Underwear in one open bin. Swim in another.
DAY 3 – Kids’ Drawers
Go through underwear and check sizes. Find any socks that don’t have a mate and get rid of them. Go through outfits and rematch so your kids can learn how to dress themselves.
DAY 4 – Kids’ Playroom
Make sure to update your kids’ playroom based on their age. Open bins are perfect for a younger age for learning clean up.
DAY 5 – PURSE
Remove the random stuff from your purse. Cut down on pens, notepads. Get a zipper pouch for lipsticks, lip balm, hair ties
DAY 6 Car
Have your car professionally cleaned. Steam carpets and clean floor mats. Organize center console and add wipes, tissues, sunglasses and sunscreen.
DAY 7 Catch Up Day
This is your day to breathe and catch up on any task you didn’t have enough time for.
DAY 8 PAPERWORK
Are their piles of papers, bills
Go through bills, receipts, and school papers tossing and shredding.
She shared the scoop about how to organize papers, email and recycling.
Here are products Neat House Sweet Home suggested:
TIP: When you get the mail, go through it right away and toss any recycling. Put recycling bins in the house or pantry.
DAY 9 Desk
Go through inbox or old files. Make your desk clear to start the day. Go through any pending business and finish it up.
Day 10 Front Entryway/ Hall Closet
Create a shoe basket near your front door. If you already have one, go through kids’ shoes and check sizes.
Go through any drawers near the front hallway and gather loose change, old keys and golf tees.
Hallway Entry Ideas
Day 11 Fridge and Freezer
Make sure to get rid of any old food that might be hiding from the holidays. Check expiration dates on all of your condiments.
Pull everything out and wipe down. Line vegetable and fruit bins with paper towels. Check expirations on expired meat in your freezer.
Add snack organizers for easy access for your kids.
DAY 12 Pantry and Other Dry Food Storage
Go through your pantry checking expiration dates on canned goods and dry goods. You’d be surprised what you might find. Organize your canned goods, pasta and other similar items together to ease your mind.
Do a pantry challenge where you try and use up items from your pantry in recipes for a week.
DAY 13 Kitchen Cabinets
Make sure plastic storage containers have matching lids or glass containers. Get rid of anything you don’t use. Throw away old pots or baking pans.
DAY 14 JUNK DRAWER
Go through pens and pencils. Donate to your child’s classroom or school. Throw out random papers. Give kids all the notepads and post its to draw on.
DAY 15 Catch Up Day
LEARN HOW TO SELL YOUR DECLUTTER ON FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE
WATCH THE REPLAY OF JENN COWAN FROM AND HATTIE MAKES THREE
DAY 16 Kids Bathroom Cabinets
Go through and get rid of old tooth brushes. Gather up loose hair bands and put in a zipper pouch. Wipe down cabinets and drawers. Make sure toilet paper is fully stocked along with hand soap.
DAY 17 Medicine Cabinet/ First Aid Supplies
Toss out any expired medication. Make sure you have enough band aids , neosporin and any other medical needs.
DAY 18 Master Bathroom Drawers and Cabinets
Throw out old toothbrushes and any beauty products you have not used in 6 months. Get open containers to organize lotions, hair products and more.
DAY 19 Makeup
Toss out any expired, cracked or old make up. Pick out your favorite lipsticks and create a zipper pouch.
Clare Vanity Cosmetic Organizer – On sale $15.96
DAY 20 LINEN CLOSET
Organize sheets by bedrooms. Use a label maker to show your kids where things go. Throw away anything with holes or
Brother P-touch Label Maker
DAY 21 Dining Area
Find storage areas or places for items that end up on the kitchen table. Get rid of any plates or serving pieces with chips. Donate any dishes or serving pieces you don’t use anymore.
DAY 22 Entertainment Area
Make sure all DVD’s and CD’s are in their proper cases (Get the kids involved). Organize batteries and cords for electronics.
DAY 23 Magazines and book
Cut out magazine pages you like and scan them in your phone. Create a binder of some of your favorite recipes. Recycle or donate and old magazines or books.
DAY 24 DAY TO CATCH UP
DAY 25 Bedroom Closet
Color code your tops lightest to darkest. If you have not worn it in a year, get rid of it unless it’s seasonal.
DAY 26 Workout clothes
Go through stretched out leggings or workout pants. Create outfits for running errands or for your day off.
DAY 27 Jewelry
Donate anything you don’t wear. Organize your top pieces that you always wear.
DAY 28 Sock and Underwear Drawer
Find mates to your socks. Get rid of old underwear. Bras are only good for 6 months. Create a list of what you need in undergarments.
DAY 29 Nightstands
Clean out clutter in your drawers. Clear off anything on top.
DAY 30 Laundry Room
Go through cabinets and clean out any products you’re not using.
DAY 31 Garage
Gather up anything
Don’t let the clutter stress you out or overwhelm you. Put on fun music. Make yourself a tasty beverage while you clean.