January. The month where I feel the overwhelming need to purge and get organized. Of course, with Christmas just passing, that surely doesn’t help the feeling. Especially since we’ve just received new stuff and spent December flying around visiting, shopping, baking and just generally not tidying up after ourselves! (or is that just me?)
In an attempt to feel better about the place I call home, enter, the Simply Clutter Free Challenge! It’s a reset for your home!
Throughout the month of January, I’ll be posting some tasks, tips and free printables relating to organization that will help you to enjoy a cleaner home by the end of the month! Woo hoo! I’m really excited because I’m still trying to figure out how best to organize things around here!
Ridding my home of excess makes me appreciate my home and the objects I choose to live with more. Never mind the fact that I usually don’t want to add any new things because I can breathe with the new found space. (As well as spend less time cleaning and wasting money!)
This year, I’ve decided to do a daily task (Monday – Friday). I’m going to be jumping all over the place since I tend to get frustrated when I work in the same room for too long. I find it really daunting to work on a whole room and end up quitting before I get started. So I find if I break each room of my home into little projects, I see improvement almost instantly, which keeps me going!
Let’s get on with the tasks shall we? 🙂
But first of all, are you in? Will you be joining me to get organized in January? The big Simply Clutter Free Challenge starts on Thursday, January 3, 2019. You may have to adjust the tasks to suit your own needs.
- January 3: Whole house quick declutter (clear surfaces and declutter, 3 boxes or bags out of the house)
- January 4: Evaluate cleaning supplies (replenish supplies is necessary)
- January 7: Organize/Purge Toys
- January 8: Organize Purses (remove old loyalty cards…etc.)
- January 9: Put Away Christmas Decorations
- January 10: Organize Craft Supplies
- January 11: Organize/Purge Footwear
- January 14: Purge Clothes
- January 15: Organize/Purge Books
- January 16: Organize/Declutter Bathroom Cupboards
- January 17: Organize/Declutter Nightstands
- January 18: Declutter Under Beds
- January 21: Organize Electronics (cords, batteries…etc)
- January 22: Tidy Desk/Organize Digital Photos
- January 23: Work on Filing System, Shred Papers
- January 24: Refill Spices (wipe bottles)
- January 25: Clean Fridge and Freezers
- January 28: Organize/Clean Pantry Cupboards
- January 29: Declutter Under Kitchen Sink
- January 30: Tidy/Purge Linens (Sheets, Towels)
- January 31: Organize Outerwear
This year, I’ve also created a calendar for the month of January listing the daily organizing tasks. Since I’ve been finding I also need more of a cleaning routine to keep the house less disastrous, I’ve added daily cleaning tasks too. (Like laundry, bathrooms, vacuuming…etc.) Hopefully you’ll find the calendar useful! You can download and print it by clicking here.
I’ll will be posting random progress reports throughout the week over in the Simply Frugal Facebook group and Instagram! Follow me on Instagram @simplyfrugal and use the hashtag #simplyclutterfree to get updates and see what others are up to during the challenge! If you’re on Pinterest, be sure to follow my organization board for interesting organization links!