30-Day Organize-athon | Day 25: Declutter Your Surfaces

30-Day Organize-athon 25

Welcome to the 30-Day Organize-athon!

In today’s 5 minutes we’re going to express-organize your surfaces.

Ready? Let’s start.

Day 25: Declutter Your Surfaces

Step 1: Decide which surfaces you want to tackle in today’s 5 minutes. Depending on the state of your surfaces, you could choose to declutter one or more of the following:

  • Kitchen counters
  • Dining table
  • Coffee table and side tables
  • Bookshelves/display cabinets
  • Sofas and armchairs
  • Home office desk and filing cabinet
  • Bathroom vanities
  • Beds
  • Floors
  • Entry hall table/consoles.

Step 2: Quickly clear your selected surface(s) by:

  • Discarding anything you don’t use or love (a little ruthlessness will earn you lovely, uncluttered surfaces that look great and make you feel wonderful)
  • Putting away things that have a home
  • Finding a home for things that don’t (if you’re struggling to find a home for something, consider tossing it instead).

And you’re done!

Got an Extra 5 Minutes?

  1. Repeat step 2 for another surface – or several!
  2. Wipe down your freshly decluttered surface so it gleams.

Now doesn’t that look and feel fabulous!

The 30-Day Organize-athon Mantra

Move fast. Don’t overthink. Let it go!

Start the 5-minute timer now.

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See you tomorrow!

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Michele | Get Organized Gal

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118 thoughts on “30-Day Organize-athon | Day 25: Declutter Your Surfaces

  1. Annette says:

    Did the kitchen table for this one, even took one of the extra leaves out. It looked so much better, I went to work getting rid of the counter top clutter. I love the extra space.

  2. Adrienne says:

    The kitchen table had become cluttered in the last 2 weeks. It’s where everything gets laid when we walk in the door. Cleaned off. 🙂

  3. Debra Stanley says:

    This was a quick easy one
    Unlike the rest of the house after starting on my bedside

    Wait til you see the blog when i get a chance to type it up
    Rather than just a 5 minute task it has turned into a three day task

    Luv Deb

  4. hautensaucy says:

    it took 5 minutes just to clear the counter/drop zone. It would take literally a day to clean up everything. I didn’t realize how bad I had let things get in here. We really have not done a good job of weeding things out as they come in the door. I nned to stop bringing junk mail in here. Today’s activity is done (the 5 minute part) but is a work in progress!! 🙂

  5. Laura Bieker says:

    Wow! I had started doing just this task over the weekend so most of mine just required a double-check and they were good. Oh, except for the desk, which is worked on daily and requies a pith helmet and rope around my waist for safety’!!! 🙂

  6. Raleigh says:

    Another one bites the dust!

    I chose my floors.

    I feel like the whole house is clean when my floors are clean, even when the benches/dinner table/desks are covered with ‘stuff’. I think it is because of the nice smell that is through out the house. A bit like when you do laundry with the door open.

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