Declutter 365: A Year Of 15 Minute Decluttering Missions

Take the year long Declutter 365 Challenge, and each day 15 minutes of work will transform your home. I guarantee very quickly you'll begin to see results, even if some days it didn't feel like you made much of a dent.

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Ready to start? You can join the free Facebook group here, or follow along on Instagram here, but make sure you also grab your other free resources that are here on this site to get you going.

What Is Declutter 365?

The idea behind Declutter 365 is simple, yet powerful.

It is to make decluttering a habit by doing some declutter task every single day, so you can reap the rewards without feeling like the process of decluttering is taking over your life.

Each day I provide a 15 minute mission for you to accomplish. This keeps you from spinning your wheels, wondering what to do. It's simple. Just do the mission for the day, and then done. Whew!

I've already developed a year long plan for 2016, and thought it through. I've hit the major areas in every room in the house, thought of all the hidden and obvious clutter problem areas many of us face, and give you access to this plan so you can just begin!

Just think about it. If you actually decluttered every day, for the whole year, for fifteen minutes a day, you'd be able to declutter for over 90 hours! Think how much impact you could make in that amount of time!

You can grab your copy of the 2016 calendar here. Just turn to today's date, and do the mission. Rinse and repeat tomrrow. Easy peasy!

But I Need Someone To Remind Me, Because I'll Forget!

I hear you! It is easy to start out with good intentions, but easy to forget to check a printed calendar daily.

First, I recommend that you post a copy of the calendar up on your refrigerator or bathroom mirror, or wherever, to remind yourself to do the daily mission.

But if it was that easy everyone would do it.

Free Printable 2016 Declutter Calendar

So here's the things I do to try to help remind you:

1. Sign Up To Get Weekly Reminders Through Email Of That Week's Daily Missions Plus That Week's Organized Home Challenge

Everyone who subscribes to my newsletter joins the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge (and it's free).

As the name suggests this is a system to get your whole house organized, slowly, over the course of the year, where it doesn't seem overwhelming. Basically it's the same ideas as behind these daily decluttering missions, but applied to organizing.

In fact, organizing and decluttering go hand in hand, so the two systems I've created are highly intertwined and complement one another. When you do one it makes sense to do the other, and that's how they are designed.

How this works in real life is that, for example, when we're decluttering in the kitchen, with the Declutter 365 missions, the weekly challenge will also be organizing the kitchen.

As part of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge you get weekly emails from me, right into your inbox, reminding you of the next week's challenge so you don't forget. (I've got over 160,000 subscribers to these emails so far!)

In those emails I also remind you what that week's daily missions are.

Click here to join the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge so you get weekly reminders of what we're organizing and decluttering each week and day.

2. Join The Declutter 365 Facebook Group To Get Daily Reminders

Just getting the weekly reminder in your email inbox may be enough for you, and if so that's perfectly fine. I'm all about not cluttering, after all.

But many people repeatedly asked for daily reminders of each of the Declutter 365 missions, since it was helping them with decluttering, and following along with the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge as well, since they do complement each other.

So I created a Declutter 365 Facebook group where I post, daily, the day's declutter mission, following along directly with the calendar. We've now got over 100,000 members!

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The advantage of this group is that you can get comraderie and support from others who are also taking the challenge, plus I have the opportunity to expound a bit more on what that day's challenge entails, instead of what little I can say in the small space on the calendar.

You Can Follow The Missions Daily On Instagram Too!

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Lots of you have also asked me to make sure the daily missions were on Instagram. Again, you ask, I deliver!

I've now begun posting each of the daily missions, plus additional organizing tips and storage solutions ideas each day on Instagram.

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3. I'm Slowly Creating 365 Declutter Mission Pages Here On The Site For You To Reference

Finally, I get that some of you may want to declutter or organize at your own pace, or in your own order that best suits your needs.

That's why, slowly but surely, I'm taking all of the 365 missions I've created and making them into pages on the site.

These pages provide you with lots of resources and inspiration. They contain some or all of the following, depending on the mission discussed:

  • More in depth information and strategies for how to declutter that particular type of item, or within that room.
  • Discussion of ideas of what you can do with those items you're decluttering, such as good places to donate, sell, and/or recycle those particular things. Many find this helpful because knowing what to do when getting rid of an item makes the process of decluttering easier.
  • Inspirational pictures from other readers who've taken on that mission to show their success, to fire you up, or pictures showing what they're tackling so you don't feel alone.

I've linked below to the articles that have already been written, and there are plans for even more, obviously.

So check back often as I add more and more of the missions, and start the count down to 365 declutter missions with me!

Bathroom Missions

clear bathroom sink
Bathroom Sink
under bathroom sink
Under Bathroom Sink
shower and bathtub clutter
Shower & Bathtub


toothbrush replacement
Toothbrush Replacement
bath toys
Bath Toys


Bedroom Missions

nightstand
Dresser Top
nightstand
Nightstand or Bedside Table


Cars & Vehicles Missions

car interior
Car Interior
car trunk
Car Trunk
glove box
Glove Box


Closet Missions

socks
Sock Drawer
hangers
Hangers


Crafts & Hobbies

unfinished craft project
Unfinished Craft Projects
craft room
Craft Room
kids artwork
Kids' Artwork


Digital Information

email clutter in inbox
Email Inbox
stop unwanted emails by unsubscribing
Stop Unwanted Emails
digital photos
Digital Photos


Dining Room Missions

decluttered dining room table
Dining Room Table
cloth napkins
Tablecloths, Napkins & Placemats


Finances & Bills

paid bills
File Folders For Paid Bill Stubs
printable monthly bill organizer form
Fill Out Monthly Bill Organizer
receipts
Old Receipts


receipt organizer
Create Receipt Organizer
tax records
Old Tax Records
printable grocery price book form
Create Grocery Price Book


coupons
Expired Coupons
printable list of coupon categories
Sort Coupons Into Categories


Food Storage Areas

Eat From The Pantry & Freezer Challenge
Eat From The Pantry & Freezer
pantry
Pantry & Food Cupboards
canned food
Canned Food


spices
Spices
donate unperishables to food pantry
Donate To Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
printable pantry inventory
Fill Out Pantry Inventory


leftovers in refrigerator
Refrigerator
running list of leftovers
Running List Of Leftovers
freezer
Freezer


freezer inventory form
Fill Out Freezer Inventory


General & Whole Home

how to set up a clutter donation box
Set Up Clutter Collection Station
hallway
Hallway
fire extinguisher placement
Fire Extinguisher Placement


home recycle bin
Place Home Recycle Bins In Key Locations
trash bin
Place Trash Bins In Key Locations
cleaning products
Cleaning Products & Tools


vases
Vases & Flower Pots
vases
Musical Instruments
candles
Candles


batteries
Batteries
hardware
Hardware
tools
Tools


car care products
Car Care Products
appliances
Large Appliances
bicycles
Bicycles & Gear


fitness equipment
Fitness & Sports Equipment
telephone and home message center
Create Telephone & Home Message Center


Holiday Missions

Valentine's Day candy
Valentine's Day Stuff
spring decorations
Spring Decorations
Halloween candy
Halloween Candy


used Christmas cards
Christmas Cards
Christmas storage inventory form
Fill Out Christmas Storage Inventory Form


Home Office

pens and pencils holder
Pens & Pencils
home office supplies
Home Office Supplies
messy desk
Clean Your Desk Top


Kids Missions

chore chart
Create Kids' Chore Chart


Kitchen Missions

uncluttered kitchen counter
Kitchen Counters
kitchen island
Kitchen Island
kitchen table
Kitchen Table


kitchen towels
Kitchen Towels
potholders
Potholders & Oven Mitts
front of refrigerator
Front & Top Of Refrigerator


kitchen drawer
Kitchen Drawers
silverware drawer
Silverware Drawer
junk drawer
Junk Drawer


kitchen cabinets
Kitchen Cabinets
under kitchen sink cabinet
Under Kitchen Sink Cabinet
food storage containers
Food Storage Containers


pots and pans
Pots And Pans
bakeware
Bakeware
water bottles and travel mugs
Water Bottles & Travel Mugs


small appliances
Small Appliances
dishes
Dishes
coffee mugs
Coffee Mugs


plastic grocery bags
Plastic Grocery Bags
take out supplies
Plastic Cutlery & Take Out Supplies
kitchen wrap organizer
Kitchen Wrap {Foil, Baggies & Plastic Wrap}


recipes
Recipes
recipe categories
Sort Recipes Into Categories
cookbooks
Cookbooks


Laundry Room Or Area Missions

laundry room
Around Washer & Dryer
laundry shelves
Laundry Shelves & Cabinets
laundry supplies
Laundry Supplies


sock bag
Lost Or Unmated Socks
laundry basket
Place Clothes Hampers For Dirty Laundry
laundry basket
Put Away Clean Laundry


laundry schedule printable
Create Laundry Schedule
sewing supplies
Create Mending Basket


Living Room & Family Room

living room
Living Room
couch
Under & In Between Couch Cushions


Media Missions {Books, Music, Movies, Etc.}

books
Books
music
Music Collection


Outdoor & Yard Missions

patio
Patio
deck
Deck
outdoor storage shed
Outdoor Storage Shed


pool toys
Pool Toys & Supplies


Paper Missions

mail
Create Daily Routine For Paperwork
paperwork
Weekly Paperwork Session
command center
Home Message Board & Command Center


magazines
Magazines
newspaper
Newspapers
catalogs
Catalogs


phone book
Phone Books & Directories
file folders
Old Files
file categories
Create File Categories


create a file index
Create File Index
tickler file
Create Tickler File
shredded paper
Recycle Or Shredding Paper Piles


home paper shredder
Set Up Paper Shredding Area
junk mail
Get Rid Of Junk Mail
stop junk mail
Stop Junk Mail


contact information
Update Contact Information
business cards
Business Cards
important contact list template
Create Backup Important Contact List


emergency contact list
Fill Out Emergency Contact List


Purses & Bags

purse
Purse Contents
wallet
Wallet
keys
Key Ring & Loose Keys


what to do before you wallet is lost or stolen
Create A Wallet Inventory
backpacks
Backpack


Storage Spaces

crawlspace
Crawlspace
basement
Basement
printable basement storage inventory form
Fill Out Basement Inventory


garage
Garage
printable garage storage inventory form
Fill Out Garage Inventory
printable attic storage inventory form
Fill Out Attic Inventory


storage room
Storage Room
storage containers
Storage Containers


Time Management Missions

printable to do list
Make A Daily Reasonable To Do List
printable morning routine chart
Fill Out Morning Routine Chart
evening routine chart
Evening Routine Chart


errands and shopping list template
Create Running Errands & Shopping List
meal planner template
Weekly Meal Planner Template
menu planning ideas form
Menu Planning Ideas Form


printable grocery shopping list
Grocery Shopping List
house cleaning checklist ebook
Create Personalized Cleaning Checklists






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