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Welcome to the 30 Day Declutter Challenge!   If you’re feeling like you need to declutter your home, then this 30-day challenge to declutter your house in 30 days is for you!   I will show you how to rid your home of clutter to help you feel relaxed and calm without feeling overwhelmed.

This printable calendar is going to make it easy! I love using cleaning printables like calendars & charts to keep me on track. Our Daily, Weekly, Monthly cleaning chart is one of our most popular charts, along with the Age-Appropriate Chores for Kids sheet.

In this 30-day challenge to get rid of clutter, we’ll go over:

  • The reason that reducing clutter is important (for your home and your life),
  • Decluttering Tips so your home will feel neat and tidy
  • How to begin organizing your home
  • How to achieve your goals by completing this simple 30-day challenge successfully

Why We Declutter

Sometimes, we just feel tired of organizing stuff.  In fact, we spend so much time organizing and re-organizing stuff that it uses up our time, and then we can’t use that time to do the things we really love.  Purging our home of unnecessary things is important.

Start With This Free 30-Day Declutter Challenge

This 30-day Declutter Challenge is simply a month-long plan to help you get into each room of your house to clean it up, a little at a time.

This 30-day Declutter Challenge is simply a month-long plan to help you get into each room of your house to clean it up, a little at a time. You are welcome to get started RIGHT NOW with this 30-day Declutter Challenge, which is free for you- just sign up here then you can immediately download it. I will also send it via email, along with some additional declutter tips and inspiration, to help you keep this up as an ongoing task.

Or Jump Right into More Decluttering with Declutter Cards!

You can also start with these 30-day Declutter Cards. You print out the cards and grab one per day. You can re-use them every day and every month.

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Lastly, Go ALL IN with our Whole Home Declutter Course

The Whole Home Declutter Course is another option. It is the most extensive of our declutter tools is our whole-home declutter course that you can purchase if you want to really dive in. The Whole-Home Declutter Course is a deep dive into decluttering, cleaning, and organizing every room and area in your house.  It will have your home completely decluttered quickly.   We leave no area untouched in that course.

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How to Start Decluttering When Overwhelmed

When you walk into your house, how do you feel? When you wake up in the morning and look around your room or walk into your kitchen, how do you feel? If the answer sounds like “overwhelmed,” “stressed,” “nervous,” or “frustrated,” this challenge is for you. You are not alone and today you are taking the step to change it. You will soon feel peaceful, at ease, happy, and relaxed. You deserve it.

How do you start decluttering? Use this challenge. Starting with a challenge, set up for a specific amount of days (like our 30-day declutter challenge) is a great place to start. Once you’ve set a base habit for decluttering, you will move into the rest of your home.

Decluttering your home can feel overwhelming, so it’s important to break it down into areas. Think about your home in areas and pick a few things that you can do that will make a big impact on how your house looks and how you feel. Look at the rooms below: Kitchen, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Office. This is just a starting point. Soon you’ll move to kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, closets, and more.

How to Declutter Your Home

This 30-day Declutter Challenge is going to help you clear out the stuff that makes your house feel cluttered.

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I’m also giving some suggestions of things to toss… free up your space & mental capacity, so you aren’t dealing with these things anymore.

Why Use a 30-Day Declutter Challenge?

You probably want to reclaim your home and get your home back on track.  You can do it with this challenge.  It only takes a few weeks to create a habit, so this decluttering challenge is sure to help you achieve that.   We want to show you how and why you should get rid of the clutter in your house.   

We will do this just a little at a time… without feeling overwhelmed. Our goal is to reduce stress mentally by reducing clutter physically.

30 day declutter benefits

When you declutter, you feel better.

If you feel like clutter makes you feel overwhelmed, anxious, or upset… it’s not in your mind.  Studies prove that it has this impact on us.

“Decluttering has a domino effect on better living.  A clutter-free environment allows you to perform tasks of daily living more efficiently because everything you need is readily available and within reach,” Darcey Rojas says, adding that it leads to healthier habits.

For example, if your dishes are clean and properly stored, you’re more likely to eat at home and enjoy cooking. On a deeper level, Rojas says, “A clutter-free space also contributes to your well-being because you will subconsciously feel like you are providing yourself with a higher level of self-care.

Decluttering may also help you feel better about yourself because it’s something of an accomplishment, says Dr. Robert London, a psychiatrist based in New York City. “The clutter leads to anxiety, embarrassment, family stresses – some kind of despair,” London says. “When you relieve the problem and learn to throw things away, you feel better.” ~ USA News

The idea is to start simple with this 30-day challenge.  I know that you are busy, between work or running errands or being a busy parent, you probably don’t have hours a day to spend cleaning the living room or uncluttering the medicine cabinet.

This 30-day declutter challenge will show you how to reduce clutter in many areas, and in a short amount of time.

Then when you are ready to REALLY do a deep-dive, join my Whole-Home Declutter Course and tackle every room in your home, from top to bottom.  (NO need for a professional organizer… You’ve got this and we’re here to support you!)

Declutter Your MIND

Did you know that clutter causes stress? It’s a proven fact.

Sometimes even the thought of cleaning out the clutter sounds like an overwhelmed, anxious task, but we will keep it simple.  Our goal is to make you feel better and show you how to declutter in a few minutes a day!

By spending just a little time each day focusing on how to declutter your home, during this clutter & organization challenge, you will be able to have more peace in your home because you will feel better about the space that you live in every day.

Questions to Ask Yourself When You Declutter:

It is essential to know what to keep and what to donate or throw away, so these questions will help you understand where to begin.

  • Is this item something I regularly use?
  • If not, is this something that I love and sparks joy?
  • Could someone else use it more than me?
  • Can I get away without having this in my life?
  • When was the last time I used this?
  • Am I keeping this out of obligation or expectation?
  • Am I holding onto this because I think I should love it?
  • Am I saving this just in case I’ll need it…  someday, down the road?
  • Do I have multiples of the same thing?
  • Could something else I own do the same job?
  • Am I holding onto a broken item to fix “someday?”
  • Is this item worth the time I spend cleaning/storing it?
  • Could I use this space for something else?
  • What’s the worst that could happen if I get rid of it?
  • Am I putting this in the junk drawer because it doesn’t have a place… or a real purpose?

When getting rid of excess clutter, we have to make a choice (or decision) of where that item will go. When you’re learning the process of how to declutter your home, it is essential to set yourself up for success.

This challenge, when used appropriately, will encourage you to take on the tasks to reduce clutter & add organization to your home.  Think of it as the extra motivation that you need to rid your home of chaos, ease your mind and put stress behind you.

If you’ve wondered how to organize your home, this challenge will help you in making decisions and finish with positive steps taken, without looking like a tornado just went through your house.
Think of your house like a phone: you’re going to remove old apps (clutter) and then find an app (organization system) that will make everything better.  (hint: fabulous feelings ahead!)

Declutter Tips

When decluttering, it is important to sort your items and then decide if you need to donate or toss them.  Take a look at the following six categories where each object could go.

tips for sorting when cleaning
  • Grab a few boxes or trash bags so you may dispose of clutter accordingly and without hesitation.
  • Print out the 30-day challenge and refer to them for guidance daily.
  • Do each day’s task reasonably quickly, so it doesn’t become a job that you dread.
  • Have some clean dishtowels, paper towels, and all-purpose cleaner handy to clean up the area that you have just uncluttered.
  • Put things back in an organized manner.
  • If you decide to jump in & going for the Whole-Home Declutter Course, throw on some sweats/leggings, grab a pair of comfy house slippers, turn up some music and start to declutter!

Declutter Your Life

Today is the day for you to begin to declutter your life and declutter your mind by decluttering your home.

Click here to Download and Print this Declutter Sheet:

30 day declutter calendar

Check out these helpful ideas & posts…

Freed From Clutter: Declutter Book 
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Clutter and Depression Go Hand in Hand: 
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Teach Kids How to Declutter Their Room

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I hope you found this post helpful!  Find more declutter tips on FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest!

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. I’m so thank you to have discovered this blog. My home is neat at first glance, but heaven forbid that cabinet or closet doors are opened. I look forward to clearing my home of unnecessary items and my mind of stress. Let’s get this ball rolling!