Be Inspired! Results from our 10-Day Declutter Challenge

10 Day Declutter Challenge

10 Day Declutter Challenge

Below are some inspiring comments from participants in our recent 10-Day Declutter Challenge on Facebook:

“This was a tough one for me but did get easier the closer I got to 10 items.” Ellen

“Wow I just cleaned out our computer desk…what a mess 2 people can gather in less than 2 yrs. I’m very inspired to continue, declutter is now my middle name!!” Mary

“Bye bye to outdated stuff that I didn’t realize was outdated… and some other stuff I just don’t need!” Andrea

“Thanks for this one! I cleaned out an entire garbage bag just out of one bathroom!” Jen

 “Doing the challenge with my kids. Thanks for the motivation Michele!” Shaheen

In case you missed it, here’s a recap of each challenge:

DAY 1: Put 10 things away

Find 10 items that are lying around and find them a home. If they’re homeless because no one really cares about them then get rid of them. Otherwise, put them where they belong in the closet, filing cabinet, bedroom, kitchen, or wherever.

DAY 2: Toss 5 things from your closet



Find 5 items in your closet that you haven’t worn in the past year. If you haven’t worn it in that time you’re not likely to. Don’t over-think it – just let it go!

DAY 3: Tidy your desk or workspace



Tidy papers into a neat pile, shred or recycle unneeded papers, put random stationery and other stuff away. Schedule a time to go through that paperwork!

DAY 4: Declutter your kitchen surfaces

Put away things that are lying around on your kitchen benches and surfaces. If you don’t need them, get rid of them. If you do need them, put them where they belong. If there’s no room, get rid of other stuff you don’t use, to make room.

DAY 5: Let go of unloved footwear

Pull out any boots or shoes you haven’t worn in the past year. If you haven’t worn it in that time you’re not likely to. Don’t over-think it – just let it go!

DAY 6: Pull out old files

Quickly look through your filing cabinet for files you no longer need. Not tax or that kind of stuff – look for stuff you’ve collected but either don’t need now or can find online if needed.

DAY 7: Toss 10 things from your bathroom  

Find 10 items that are cluttering up your bathroom. Expired medicines, old make-up, empty shampoo bottles, tatty towels – get them out of there!

DAY 8: Donate 10 unloved accessories

Pull out 10 accessories you don’t really love. Look for scarves, costume jewelry, hats, gloves, etc. Don’t over-think it – just let it go!

DAY 9: Declutter your stationery supplies

Check your spare stationery for stuff you don’t need. Look out for old computer or software manuals as well as excessive stores of notebooks, pens, etc. If it’s more than you need, let it go.

DAY 10: Toss 10 things from your living area 

Find 10 items that you neither love nor use from your living area. Look for ornaments, old DVDs, tatty cushions, anything that just takes up room and gathers dust.

We would love to see any pics you have from your 10-Day Declutter Challenge. You can upload them on each of the Days – simply click the links on each the Days above and then upload your photos in the comments.

Kylie Browne

Kylie is our friendly Community Manager. Organizing advocate. 80s music fan. Busy Mom. Amateur over thinker. Thrives on coffee and chocolate.

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