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
bathroom drawers
Bathroom Drawers
bathroom cabinet
Bathroom Cabinets & Shelves

under bathroom sink
Under Bathroom Sink
shower and bathtub clutter
Shower & Bathtub
toothbrush replacement
Toothbrush Replacement

bath toys
Bath Toys

Bedroom Missions

Dresser Top
Nightstand or Bedside Table

Cars & Vehicles Missions

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

Closet & Clothes Missions

pile of clothes
Clothes You Don't Like Or Don't Fit
Sock Drawer

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
printable password organizer form
Fill Out Password Organizer

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
Old Receipts

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

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 & Food Cupboards
canned food
Canned Food

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

leftovers in refrigerator
running list of leftovers
Running List Of Leftovers

freezer inventory form
Fill Out Freezer Inventory

General & Whole Home

how to set up a clutter donation box
Set Up Clutter Collection Station
flat surface
Flat Surface

Rugs & Mats
home recycle bin
Place Home Recycle Bins In Key Locations
trash bin
Place Trash Bins In Key Locations

broken objects
Broken Objects
cleaning products
Cleaning Products & Tools
Vases & Flower Pots

Musical Instruments
fire extinguisher placement
Fire Extinguisher Placement


car care products
Car Care Products
Large Appliances
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
Desk Drawers

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 & 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
water bottles and travel mugs
Water Bottles & Travel Mugs

small appliances
Small Appliances
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}

recipe categories
Sort Recipes Into Categories

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

Linen Closet


Living Room & Family Room

living room
Living Room
Under & In Between Couch Cushions

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

Music Collection

Outdoor & Yard Missions

outdoor storage shed
Outdoor Storage Shed

pool toys
Pool Toys & Supplies

Paper Missions

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


phone book
Phone Books & Directories
warranties and owner's manuals
Manuals & Warranties
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 Contents
Key Ring & Loose Keys

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

Storage Spaces

printable basement storage inventory form
Fill Out Basement Inventory

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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