January. The month where I feel the overwhelming need to declutter 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? 🙂 (You may have to adjust the tasks to suit your own needs.)
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 Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Along with each task, I’ll try to have helpful tips and printables!
- January 1: Whole house quick declutter (clear surfaces and declutter, 3 boxes or bags out of the house)
- January 2: Evaluate cleaning supplies (replenish supplies if necessary)
- January 3: Organize/Declutter Toys
- January 6: Put Away Christmas Decorations
- January 7: Organize Purses (remove old loyalty cards…etc.)
- January 8: Organize Craft Supplies
- January 9: Organize/Declutter Footwear
- January 10: Declutter Clothes
- January 13: Organize/Declutter Books
- January 14: Organize/Declutter Bathroom Cupboards
- January 15: Organize/Declutter Nightstands
- January 16: Declutter Under Beds
- January 17: Organize Electronics (cords, batteries…etc)
- January 20: Tidy Desk/Organize Digital Photos
- January 21: Work on Filing System, Shred Papers
- January 22: Refill Spices (wipe bottles)
- January 23: Clean Fridge and Freezers
- January 24: Organize/Clean Pantry Cupboards
- January 27: Declutter Under Kitchen Sink
- January 28: Tidy/Declutter Linens (Sheets, Towels)
- January 29: 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!
Also, I have set up an email list that you can join if you would like me to send you the daily tasks each day to your email address! This is also the email list to be on if you are interested in any of the future challenges I have planned for 2020! You can sign up for the Simply Clutter Free Challenge emails, here!