30 day declutter challenge

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This month I’m doing something a little different for my readers… a declutter challenge! Fancy joining me? There is no fee to join in and I’ve even got a Facebook group to help with organisation and decluttering. Please do feel free to join as I’d love to chat with you more there! Also, if you’re a blogger you can share your cleaning, organisation and decluttering posts with others! Anyway, on to the declutter challenge! Eek!

30 day declutter challenge with Katykicker.

30 day declutter challenge – how it works

Basically you’ll be spending a small amount of time each day getting your home decluttered. If there is a day that isn’t relevant to you then you’re welcome to skip that or choose something else. Also, there are 4 days in the 30 days where you’re welcome to choose an area that is important to you and not covered by my declutter challenge.

30 day declutter challenge – my tips

If you’re someone who works from home, or is a stay at home parent, then I suggest working on the challenge as soon as you are awake and alert for the day. If you have school age children then aim to get this done once they are safely deposited at school. I have a 17 month old at home and she is only at nursery 1 morning a week. This means I have to do a lot of my own de-cluttering during nap time. I’ve already tested out this 30 day declutter challenge and it is possible to declutter most areas in well under 15 minutes.

30 day declutter challenge – what to do with all the items

Personally I did the following:

  • Donated items to charity shop or the foodbank
  • Gave items away to friends
  • Sold items on *eBay
  • Sold items on Facebook marketplace
  • Recycled or shredded items (paperwork)
  • Sold items to Ziffit (Use them via TopCashBack to get yourself some more monies!)

Also, don’t forget that you can donate items to schools, churches, colleges, nurseries, nursing homes and even animal rescue centres. Thanks to Zoe at EcoThrifty for these ideas! 

I would absolutely love people to take part in this challenge. I’ve decided to start it in October so people can declutter before Christmas AND make some extra money too. However, you’re welcome to jump in at any time and take part. Please do let me know how you got on! Also, be sure to join my Facebook group:

Organise your home and your life

30 day declutter challenge – the challenge itself

Click this link to be taken to a PDF that you can print: Katykicker – 30 days to de-clutter your home

Alternatively, here is the 30 day declutter challenge in a smaller form – please pin this to Pinterest too if you want to help me share my declutter challenge with more people.

30 day declutter challenge

26 Responses

  1. Pauline October 1, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    Good idea Katy, I really need a goooooood declutter. I’m not on face book, but i’l let you know how i’m getting on here, xx

    • katykicker October 1, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Oh lovely Pauline, please do! x

  2. Holly - Little Pickle's Mom October 2, 2017 / 7:56 am

    I AM ON THIS! Yesterday we had a big clean and tidy of our lounge and kitchen and decluttered a few bits and guess what? Today I’m actually saying goodbye to the car I’ve been driving for the last few weeks, so that’s one MAJOR declutter. Ha ha.

    • katykicker October 4, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Well done you! Sounds like you’re doing well haha

  3. All About a Mummy December 29, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    We moved house 6 weeks ago after a mega declutter so i’m good at the moment but my office and paperwork needs attention!!

    • katykicker December 30, 2017 / 1:18 pm

      Ooh that’s great! Well done on the house move x

  4. suzy mccullough December 29, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    I love a good bit of decluttering. I did a bit just before my Christmas but I’m feeling inspired to do some more now. I love it where we live as we have a great choice of charity bins.

    • katykicker December 30, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      That’s always nice isn’t it, good to have a clear out and help others in the process!

  5. Kara December 30, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    We have just bought a new bed and the amount of junk I found in the drawers of our old one was staggering, so started mine now. Only 5 bags to go to the tip!

  6. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... December 30, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    My house needs a major declutter. I keep starting it and collect up all the paperwork or toys but then never get to finish it so the boxes stack up or else the kids destroy my hard work in seconds 🙁

    • katykicker December 31, 2017 / 8:35 am

      Ahh that is the worst thing about kids really isn’t it.. Going around tidying up and they are untidying even faster..!

  7. Anosa December 31, 2017 / 8:27 am

    I am planning on doing some decluttering this January though not sure I can commit to a daily challenge to be honest but I do love the idea

    • katykicker December 31, 2017 / 8:31 am

      Even if you just did it every 2-3 days you’d still be getting organised. Hope your de-cluttering goes well!

  8. Nancy December 31, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    This is a great list! I’ve a major de-clutter ahead although slightly impeded by builders’ dustsheets atm. I’ll be keeping your list handy tho!

  9. Kerry norris January 1, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    I am away on holiday at the mo but decluterring is too of my to do list when we return. Will defo print your prompts off x

    • katykicker January 2, 2018 / 8:36 pm

      Hope you get on well and you’ve had a lovely holiday. Happy New Year!

  10. Stephanie January 1, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    Great idea, we have a skipbag that is being filled this weekend…..going to have 3 days to clear out our garage and loft……proper big declutter!

    • katykicker January 2, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      That sounds great – hope it goes well for you!

  11. Mudpie Fridays January 2, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    This is a great idea, doing a little every day means it doesn’t seem like too much of a chore either. Although I have a feeling it may take most of the day to do my office! eek! x

    • katykicker January 2, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      Yeah that’s so true. I have had areas in the past that have taken literally hours but worth it in the long run!

  12. Leanne September 2, 2018 / 7:45 am

    I’ve started to declutter, my living room is done, and I’ve even managed to make a bit of money from selling online, which has given me the incentive to continue.

    • katykicker September 18, 2018 / 10:37 am

      Well done you – fab going! x

  13. Jeanette Davenport February 8, 2020 / 11:07 pm

    I done this 30 day declutter challenge 🙂 I have a clean home and I made so money from the stuff I sold 🙂

    • katykicker February 9, 2020 / 3:47 pm

      So glad to hear that, thanks Jeannette! x

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