Today's mission is to declutter party supplies and decorations from your home that have now become clutter.
Today's the day to look at all those old decorations and other supplies, and decide if you're actually going to use these items, or if you've saved them for so long that they're no longer useful.
This could mean getting rid of old kids party decorations that your kids have now outgrown, because no, your teen doesn't want Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle napkins at their next birthday celebration. :)
Or you could re-remember that you've got quite a few decorations or supplies, and can now get them organized and in one place, so you can make a concerted effort during the upcoming holiday season, or for the next celebration, to actually use this stuff up, instead of buying more.
I tried to intentionally make this mission broad, so that it would apply to whatever types of supplies and decorations you have in your home, that you've been saving up.
That includes supplies and decorations for birthdays, anniversaries, surprise parties, wedding or baby showers, and on and on.
What it doesn't include are decorations for specific holidays, for your home, because we work on those consistently, throughout the year, as those holidays come along. (You can see lots of holiday decluttering missions here.)
Here's some ideas of the types of things to gather up around your home, and make decisions about today (if the item has a link, that means I've also got a decluttering mission specific to that type of article, and you can read the article at the link for more details and ideas):
Only know what you've got, and it may be unique to you, so just make sure you only keep those party supplies and decorations that you fully expect to use within the next few months to a year or two. If you don't plan to use it within that time frame, it's time to let it go today.
Here's a photo from a reader, Pam, who started looking around for excess and old party supplies, and found these. She said, "My name is Pam and I am a leftover party napkin hoarder. I had forgotten all about this stash."
What types of supplies and decorations did you forget you even had in your house? Do this mission, and find out today!
Once you declutter one type of item in your home I bet you'll want to declutter some more. After all, decluttering gives you a great reward for even a small investment of time and energy.
The Declutter 365 system is designed to help you declutter, over the course of a year, your entire house, with just 15 minutes of decluttering each day!
Hundreds of thousands of people use this proven system to get rid of their clutter, and bring peace and calm back to their homes.
Declutter 365 works to guide you to clear the clutter without overwhelm, focusing on just one small area at a time, and without making a huge mess in the process, so you see consistent forward progress without all that "messy middle" that makes it even harder to function in your home than before you started.
In addition to building a daily decluttering habit, the Declutter 365 program, along with the accompanying 52 Week Organized Home Challenge, teaches you the skills, habits, routines, and mindsets necessary to maintain the clutter free and organized state of your home from now on, so it'll never be as messy and cluttered as it is right now, ever again.
If you haven't already, make sure to get your copy of this year's Declutter 365 annual calendar here (it's FREE!), find today's date, and do 15 minutes of decluttering on the day's mission. Then, repeat again tomorrow, and again and again. Over the course of the next year, if you do this 15 minutes per day, you'll declutter your whole house!
In addition, often for parties we're serving guests food and drinks. So another mission that you could do after this one is to declutter serving dishes.
I would love to hear from you, sharing your thoughts, questions, or ideas about this topic, so leave me a comment below. I try to always respond back!