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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 – 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 (If you use this link to sell your items I’ll make some pennies)
- 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:
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.