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31 Day Declutter Challenge

Day 31- Phone!

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Day 31- Phone

It is the last day of January! That means we are at the end of the 31 day declutter challenge. On our final day of decluttering, you don’t even need to get up from where you are right now. Today, we will be decluttering your phone. Take a look at your phone. How many apps do you have? Do you use them all? How many photos and videos are on your phone? Do you really need them all, or could many of them be deleted? If you have an iPhone, how many little red bubbles do you have alerting you to notifications?

Take today to declutter your phone!

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Day 29- Socks

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Day 29- Socks

Today we are going to be decluttering and organizing your sock drawer. Get rid of any socks that have holes, stains, or worn out elastic. You should also get rid of solo socks that are missing a match. If you have ran laundry a few times and the match still hasn’t shown up, get rid of the solo sock.

If you prefer to put you old socks to use, consider using them for cleaning and dusting. The best way I have found to clean blinds is by putting the sock over my hand and using it to dust.

If you have kiddos, you can also get creative and make some sock puppets.

Just be sure that after you are done using them for cleaning or crafts that they make their way to the trash. The point of declutter is to utimately have less ‘stuff’ in your home.

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Day 28- Freebie T-shirts

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Day 28- Freebie T-Shirts

You know the ones that I am talking about….the t-shirts that you have collected from various events and races. Take a look threw you t-shirts and keep just the ones that you actually wear. If you don’t want to get rid of the rest, take a look at this link. It provides some really great ideas for upcycling old t-shirts.

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Day 25- Perfumes and Colognes

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Day 25- Perfumes and Colognes

It is hard to believe that we are 25 days into January. Doesn’t it just feel like we were celebrating the New Year?!

How are you are doing with your resolutions? Are you more organized? Do you have less clutter?

Today is a quick one! Time to minimize your perfume or cologne collection. 

Today is a great day to work on some of your other declutter goals if you get time! The more you do now, the more you get to enjoy the results later!

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Day 24- Old Makeup

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Day 24- Old Makeup

Today is not only about decluttering, but it is also a little bit about hygiene.  Did you know that it is recommended to replace your mascara every 2-3 months?…even if it is not empty. 

Take a look through your make up drawer today toss anything that is old and that you don’t use regularly.

While you’re in your makeup drawer, go ahead and was your makeup brushes too!  Your face with thank you!

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Day 23- BOOKS

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Day 23- Books

Today is another hard day, especially if you are an avid reader.

I am not telling you to get rid of books that you read, plan to read, or bring you happiness.

However, I am asking you to take a look through your collections. If there are book that you are never going to read (or use) again, then why do you still have them? DONATE your books. I am not telling you to trash them or burn them, but consider giving them away! Give the gift of reading to someone that might enjoy your books…rather than refusing to get rid of them.

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Day 22- Cables, Wires, Headphones

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Day 22- Cables, Wires, Headphones

Dear random bin full of tangled cables…

…today is your day. I don’t know what any of you do. I haven’t used any of you since I shoved you into this box. If I need something like you, I will probably just order one on amazon prime instead of trying to search this box of spaghetti wires. Oh, and you 5 pairs of random apple headphones that I have but don’t actually use, you’re gone too!

Time to declutter!

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Day 21- Jewelry

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Day 21- Jewelry

Styles and design preferences change. What you liked a few years ago, you might not be a fan of any more.

This concept is fine to most people when we are talking about clothes, but the same is true for jewelry too.

Take a look through your vast collection of necklaces, bracelets, watches, and earrings. If you see an item that you are never going to wear again, remove it from your collection.

From there, the next step is up to you. If it has sentimental value, maybe a family member would want it. If the piece contains diamonds or other gem stones, maybe you can get it turned into something that you want. If it is a piece of cheap costume jewelry, then maybe it is time to donate or trash it.

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Day 20- SHOES!

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Day 20- Shoes

Some of you may not be mentally ready to look at decluttering your shoe collection, but the day is here. It is time to take a close look at the piles of shoes around the house.

Do you have multiple sets of running shoes (the pair you use, the old pair, and the really really old pair)??

Do you have heels stacked in your closet that may still fit your feet, but no longer fit your personal style?

Do you have a pair of shoes that you adore, but they are stained or worn out?

GET RID OF THEM!

I’m not telling you to get rid of all of the shoes that you love….just the ones that really don’t have a purpose in your life anymore!

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Day 19- Hats, Gloves, Scarves

gloves and winter accessories

Do you have a bin or a drawer full of mismatched gloves, random scarves, and various hats? Here in the northeast US, we are well into the winter weather. Dump out that bin of mismatched stuff. If you haven’t used it yet this winter, you don’t need it. There are, however, people that would have a need for your winter weather gear.

  • Donate your winter weather accessories to a goodwill, homeless shelter, or thrift store.
  • You could also reach out to teacher friends and see if they have a need for any extras in their classrooms for kids that are in need (or forget them).
  • Post them for free on social media and see if anyone has a need.

I have said it before, but these types of items have absolutely no value to you sitting in boxes not being used and taking up space. Think about how great it will feel to know that you are able to give these to someone that can use them.