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31 Days of Decluttering

2016 is almost here! I like to use this time of year to re-evaluate goals personally and professionally. I’ve got a few in mind that I’ll be working on this year. One consistent goal I have every year is getting our home organized. For me, that starts with decluttering. If I don’t use it, need it or love it, I lose it. It all goes in my donation box that I keep year round in the garage. I’ll make a run every few months to Value Village with household items. I could save them for a garage sale, but I don’t want to hang on to clutter that long!

31 Days of Decluttering - Make 2016 the year you get your home organized! With this 31 days of decluttering challenge, you'll be well on your way.

I’ve developed a cleaning and organizing challenge called the 31 days of decluttering. Every day has a different task to get your home clean and clutter-free. I’m starting January 1st. Join me!


31 Days of Decluttering - Make 2016 the year you get your home organized! With this 31 days of decluttering challenge, you'll be well on your way.

Here’s a look at each day’s jobs:

  1. Christmas stuff
  2. Fridge
  3. Pantry
  4. Cookbooks/kitchen appliances
  5. Jewelry
  6. Movies and CDs
  7. Desk/office space
  8. Linen closet
  9. Kids closets
  10. Kids closets day 2/Pets
  11. Front bathroom
  12. Second bathroom
  13. Medicine cabinet
  14. Tupperware/kitchen storage
  15. Paperwork
  16. Toys
  17. Stuffed animals
  18. Books and Games
  19. Your Clothes
  20. Your Clothes day 2
  21. Scarves, hats, purses, belts, gloves, shoes
  22. Outside winter clothing
  23. Make-up/personal hygiene
  24. Apps on phone and DVR
  25. Storage on computer
  26. Photographs
  27. Attic
  28. Garage
  29. Garage day 2
  30. Car
  31. House knick knacks

The beauty of this challenge is that it can be started any time of year. It doesn’t have to be on January 1st. Begin whenever you want and cross off the calendar as you complete the tasks.

The challenge calendar is a printable pdf so you can download it and print it off at home. Share this post with your friends and family so they can participate too!

Feel free to leave comments on this post with your comments and progress. I’d love to hear how it’s going for you on your path to organization!

Is decluttering on your to-do list for 2016?

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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