Take the 30 Day Decluttering Challenge For A Clutter-Free Home!
In just one month this decluttering plan will help you create a home you love!
How To Declutter In 30 Days
You can painlessly declutter your whole house in 30 days by following this step by step challenge.
When your home is filled with clutter, it’s hard to know where to start. Trust me, I’ve been there.
This challenge makes it much easier, by giving you a new area to tackle every day for 30 days.
Some days you may only spend 5 minutes tackling this decluttering challenge, other days you may spend an hour or more.
It really all depends on the size of your home, and how much clutter you have.
Reasons you need to take The Decluttering Challenge:
- Less mess means less stress.
- Create a home you love.
- Have a home that is always guest-ready.
- To have a healthier home.
How Can I Make My Home Clutter Free?
Everything in your home should be something you use, need, or love. If something doesn’t fall into these categories, it’s time to let it go.
Your home should be a reflection of who you are and what you love.
It should be a place of comfort and happiness. When you tackle the clutter that is just making your home messy, you are giving yourself peace of mind.
When you have less stuff, your home is less likely to get out of control again.
If you need storage solutions, check out these 10 Hacks To Clear The Clutter.
So are you ready to take the decluttering challenge?
30 Day Declutter Challenge
First set up a storage bin to hold things to sell, a box to hold things to donate, and trash bags for all that stuff you will throw away.
You will be using these things every day as you tackle the clutter, so have them ready.
Now it’s time to minimize clutter and simplify your life!
Day 1: Refrigerator
Take everything out and put it in a cooler. Discard all expired food. Wipe clean the shelves and drawers, before putting the food back in.
Day 2: Freezer
Just like you did the day before with the refrigerator. Remove everything and place it in a cooler.
Toss anything more than 6 months old. Wipe out the freezer before replacing the food.
Day 3: Pantry
Take everything out and place it on the kitchen table. Check expiration dates as you go. If you are unsure, toss it.
Wipe down all the pantry shelves before putting the food back. Organize the food as you place it back onto the shelves.
Day 4: All Kitchen Drawers
Today is the day you will go through every drawer in your kitchen.
Yes, that includes the JUNK drawer!
Discard of anything that you no longer use or haven’t used in over a year.
Now is the time to go through all of those extra utensils, if you don’t use it, get rid of it.
Day 5: All Top Cabinets
Now if you have a large kitchen then just tackling the top cabinets will make things easier.
Start with one cabinet at a time and remove everything.
Get rid of anything broken or chipped.
Remember you don’t need 50 food storage lids.
In fact, go ahead and match all food storage containers with lids, if you have any leftover with a missing piece toss it.
Wipe out the cabinets before you put everything back.
Day 6: All Bottom Cabinets
Do exactly as you did the day before, this time with the bottom cabinets.
If you have a lot of pots and pans, now is the time to get rid of what you don’t ever use.
If you have scratched frying pans, toss those because they aren’t healthy for you.
Day 7: Kitchen Counters
One tip that makes your kitchen look instantly clean, is having nothing on the counters. Only store what you use daily on your counters.
For me, that is just a coffeepot.
That’s right, the KitchenAid mixer, the toaster, and even the can opener stay stored in my pantry until I need to use them.
So today, you need to completely clean off your kitchen counters. Wipe them clean.
Then decide what you can store away. Only put back what you use daily.
Remember to have a place for your mail, so it doesn’t pile up on the counters.
Day 8: Dresser Drawers
Lay a sheet on the floor. Take all the clothes out of the drawers and place them on the sheet.
Make sure you have your sell bin, donation box, and trash bags with you.
If it doesn’t fit but is in good condition, then donate it.
If it has rips or stains, toss it. Go through all the clothing drawers in your home.
Day 9: Nightstands
This should be a simple day. Clean out the nightstands in every room.
Day 10: Master Closet
This may seem overwhelming because we tend to hold on to clothing for sentimental reasons.
Maybe it’s an outfit we wore to something special, or outfit that doesn’t fit but we hope to fit into it again.
Check out this post on the best ways to declutter and organize your closet.
Trust me when I say that downsizing your wardrobe to your favorite clothing items will actually help you have things to wear.
Day 11: All Other Closets
This is the day to tackle kid’s closets and guest room closets.
Use the same guide that you used the day before.
Don’t forget your bin, box, and trash bags. You will need them.
Day 12: Under Beds
If you do not utilize under the bed storage, then you need to. This is a great space to store out of season clothing items.
Another great thing about having under the bed storage is it leaves no room for junk to accumulate.
Day 13: Master Bedroom
Now if you are anything like me, your bedroom may be the catch-all room.
If it is, you may be thinking that it will take forever to declutter.
Good news, I have outlined exactly how to declutter it fast! Read more about how to purge your bedroom quickly.
Day 14: Kids Rooms
Before you even tackle decluttering your children’s bedrooms, give them a box for donations and one trash bag.
Explain to them to add things they no longer have an interest in the donation bin and anything that is broken or trash into the trash bag.
Tell them to fill each up with things they no longer want.
By the time you get around to their rooms, they should have stuff they are willing to part with in the donation box and trash bag.
You should definitely take a peek in the box and trash bag because I found a small photo album full of pictures in my youngest child’s donation bin.
Day 15: Catch Up Day
Shew! You are halfway finished with this decluttering challenge. By now your house should have less stuff and look tidier.
Some of the tasks like tackling the bedrooms may need more than one day, so this is a good day to catch up on any task that isn’t finished.
Day 16: Bathroom Cabinets and Drawers
Clean out all the cabinets and drawers in the bathrooms.
Remember, if you haven’t used it in over 6 months, there is a good chance you don’t need it.
Day 17: Toiletries and Makeup
Definitely throw away anything expired. Other than that, toss anything that is more than a year old, or that you just don’t like.
Day 18: Medicine Cabinet
Do the same as you did the day before. Go through all the expiration dates of all your medications and supplements.
Day 19: Linen Closet
Take everything out of the closet and wipe off the shelves. If you have old ragged towels, sheets, or blankets go ahead and get rid of them.
Day 20: Laundry Room
Clean up all around the washer and dryer. Sort the laundry in the baskets.
Go ahead and get rid of all those mismatched socks that have been waiting in the laundry room for over a year waiting for its mate.
Recycle any empty detergent bottles.
Day 21: Remove Unused Apps
We all have unused apps on our phones, tablets, and computers. Today go through and delete anything you do not use.
There is one app that I recommend to everyone trying to get organized. It’s called Cozi and the best part is it’s FREE!
I’m able to keep all appointments, schedules and even my grocery list completely organized. It keeps my whole family organized because my husband can add things to our list from his phone as well.
Day 22: Back-Up All Photos
Today back up all photos from your phone, tablets, and computer.
Years ago, I would back up all of my pictures to my computer from my phone. Then my computer crashed while updating.
I lost everything!
Hard lesson learned!
So I now back up all my photos to Google Photos. It’s free up to a certain amount of storage, then it’s still very affordable.
Day 23: Paper Clutter
Today is the day to go through all of your paper clutter. Sort through all mail, loose papers, and important documents.
Have that shredder handy!
If you can, go paperless! Take this day to call creditors and utility providers to switch to paperless billing.
Day 24: Inbox
It’s time to clean out your inbox.
Delete all old and unimportant emails. Then unsubscribe from every mailing list that does not serve you.
Day 25: Wallet/Handbag
Today is the day you need to clean out all the receipts and junk that have accumulated in your wallet and purse.
Remove everything from your purse by dumping it out and sorting through everything.
If it is a receipt you know you will not return or if it is a grocery receipt go ahead and throw it away.
Only add things back that you absolutely need to carry around.
Day 26: Cancel Unused Subscriptions
This should be an easy day. Check your bank statements for any reoccurring memberships and subscriptions you do not use.
Make a list of them as you go, and then cancel them all.
Day 27: Car
When you have kids, it seems your car becomes another place for storage, especially for extracurricular stuff.
My trunk has baseballs, bats, a soccer ball, and poms. Does that sound like yours?
Well, today is the day to declutter your car. Take everything out that doesn’t belong.
Have your family help out.
Day 28: Patio/Porch
Take some time to clean up your porch and patio area.
You want your front door area to be clean and decluttered to welcome guests.
Remember it’s the first thing they see when you come to your home.
Day 29: Other Rooms
Use this day in the challenge to tackle any rooms you have left. This could be a home office, craft room, or guest room.
Remember to just get everything out that doesn’t belong.
Day 30: Decor
Today is the last day of the decluttering challenge. Your home should be looking pretty good!
Today you need to go through your decor.
So go through your bookshelves, decor pillows, and any piece of decor you really don’t love.
Maybe you have something that someone gave you, that you never liked and never could tie it into the rest of your home decor.
It’s time to get rid of it.
Donate it to Goodwill or sell it on Facebook Marketplace, just give it a new home.
30 Day Declutter Schedule Calendar
Now you know exactly what you need to do for this 30 Day Decluttering Challenge.
Grab your FREE Decluttering Challenge printable to keep you on track for the next 30 days.
You can find it in the Resource Library along with many other decluttering printables.
How To Stop Clutter
Now that you have worked so hard at decluttering your whole house, you must keep it that way.
Stopping the clutter before it accumulates in the first place is the solution.
By now you should be a confident declutterer who knows that if you don’t use it, need it, or love it you can let it go!