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The 31 Day Declutter Challenge

**UPDATE:

While we aren’t going through this Challenge together right now, you can still grab the printable and all the posts right here.**

Friends, we are going to do something exciting and challenging together…

For the whole month of July, we are going to DECLUTTERΒ our WHOLE house in just a few minutes each day. I don’t know about you, but I have been feeling a little overwhelmed at the amount of stuff in all areas of my home. We used to have a rule that one thing had to leave when another came in, but that has been long since abandoned. Well meaning friends and neighbors have blessed our large family with clothes and accessories, and while I am extremely grateful, I am feeling the walls close in on me a bit. So, I have decided to run a 31 Day Declutter Challenge in the month of July and I would love for you to join me.Declutter Challenge Simple Home

 

We will be going through each room of our homes and through all those typical spots where clutter naturally appears, in an effort to breathe a little easier. This will be a quick runthrough, designed to get you purging and eliminating all that unused or unloved ‘stuff” in your home. The idea is to keep this SIMPLE and easy to keep up with, not add to your overwhelm. I will not be giving you any projects or huge organizing plans. I have set up a plan and will give you a task each dayΒ to follow, along with some added helps for you. I have created some fun printables for you to use if you wish.

A Few Helpful Tips:

  1. As a reminder, this is a quick decluttering. You will not be thoroughly cleaning every area of your home in 10 minutes a day. This is designed to give you a jump on what I hope will inspire you to keep going with me for the rest of the year. I 31 Day Declutter Challengehave some fun things planned for the next few months.
  2. Use a timer to stay focused. Again, we will be spending 10-15 minutes a day decluttering. I do not want you to get overwhelmed while doing this and burn out. Stay with me.
  3. Don’t overthink things as you go through them. If you think too long about whether to get rid of something, you will find it a lot harder to part with. Keep what you love and use, and get rid of the rest.
  4. Keep a donation basket handy. As soon as it is filled, take it to your car and don’t hesitate. It will bless someone else and you will feel better for it.

Over the next few days, I will give you a couple fun printables you can use for the challenge if you wish. I think you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in just a few minutes a day. I know I am eager to get going and see my bathroom counters again!

Feel free to ask me any questions as we go along. I will post each day on the blog as well as on Facebook and Instagram. If you are following along with me, use the hashtag #SimpleHomeChallenge so we can all see what we are accomplishing and get some new inspiration.

I am excited to have you join me in this 31 Day Declutter Challenge!

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  • Reply
    Adriana Renee
    June 24, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Ooo this sounds like something I need to do! I’m horrible at keeping things and then forgetting to throw them out!

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      terryn
      June 24, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Hi Adriana, I hope you will join in! Leave your email and you’ll get notified when we start.

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    mary
    June 24, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    This is something I try to do…declutter a little bit each day. I have a trash bag in the guest bedroom to put our too small clothes in as we come across them so I can take to the Goodwill when it fills up.

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      terryn
      June 24, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Mary, that is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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    Emily
    June 24, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    I NEED TO JOIN IN ON THIS! My closet especially!

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      terryn
      June 24, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Hi Emily! Leave your email and you’ll be notified when we start πŸ™‚

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    Ashley Stephenson
    June 24, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Oh yes I need this! I have so much clutter!!

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    Heather Lawrence
    June 24, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Bookmarking this! We are headed out on vacation but when we are back I am going to need to purge.
    We have so much stuff that we don’t need/use/love that it’s time to move stuff on to people who can use them!

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      terryn
      June 24, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      Hope you have a great time! You’ll be able to follow the posts when you come back, they’ll be numbered.

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    Angela Tolsma
    June 24, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    oh good luck!! Having just moved I am so happy to be living a decluttered life! And plan to keep it up!! A little everyday helps so much!

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      terryn
      June 24, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      I agree Angela! It is nice when you have a new home and not much stuff. Then it starts to take over, lol.

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    Amy Desrosiers
    June 24, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Wow, is that really your home? Looks like something out of a magazine! I really need to learn how to declutter for sure!

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      terryn
      June 24, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      I hope you can join in Amy!

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    Jenna @ A Savory Feast
    June 24, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I just joined in! I seriously need to do some decluttering before my baby arrives in August. This is the perfect way to get started! I can’t wait to get your tips and ideas.

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      terryn
      June 24, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Thank you Jenna and congratulations!

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    Heather @ Country Life, City Wife
    June 24, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    My dad was military then I married someone in the military, so we’re pretty anal around these parts…but haha I know a few people I’ll be sharing this with. LOL πŸ˜‰

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      terryn
      June 24, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      I bet you are well versed πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

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    Susannah
    June 24, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    This is so great! I’ve been working on decluttering already but this could definitely help even more! <3

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    Cassandra @ Powered By BLING
    June 24, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    My father always had a saying “Everything has a place” so I grew up in a home without clutter and I can’t stand clutter in my house. I’m constantly purging and thankfully both my hubby and daughter are the same way. Her friends moms always love when she comes over because she straightens up everyone’s playrooms while she’s there! LOL, we created a monster!

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    Crystal // Dreams, etc.
    June 25, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Good luck with your decluttering challenge! It always feels great to clear out the things that are just taking up space. πŸ™‚

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    Kiwi
    June 25, 2016 at 7:54 am

    I will be honest I am not good with challenges at all but I feel like I need to participate. I will be following along as much as I can!

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    jill conyers
    June 25, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Awesome challenge. I have a few friends that could use it and might be willing to join.

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      terryn
      June 27, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks for passing it along Jill!

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    Chelsea Wolf
    June 25, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    I’m constantly trying to declutter our tiny home! I think I couldn’t possibly find anything else to donate and then I do! I’ll have to take you up on your challenge.

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    Wendy
    June 25, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    This is such a great idea. I am always happier when my home is clutter-free but with three kids it is a constant struggle. I hate to clean and using a timer is one way I’ve always motivated myself to do it. It helps to know there is an end in sight. πŸ™‚

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      terryn
      June 27, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      I hear you Wendy…with 6 young kids at home, it is a constant struggle for me too.

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    Dawn
    June 25, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    I love the idea of decluttering a few minutes every day. I always get discouraged when I have to clean or declutter for long periods of time. I will have to try this out!

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      terryn
      June 27, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      Glad you will be joining in Dawn!

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    Kristin
    June 26, 2016 at 2:30 am

    This looks like an awesome challenge! I’m constantly trying to declutter my house!

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      terryn
      June 27, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      Thanks Kristin, I am excited for it!

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    Hannah Adkins
    June 26, 2016 at 4:43 am

    What a great challenge to be a part of. I think that almost everyone can use some decluttering in their homes, including me!

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    Codi Lynn
    June 26, 2016 at 5:00 am

    That first nursery photo is absolutely stunning and really gives me the push to declutter our space and only hold onto the pieces that are meaningful in our home.

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    Rebecca Bryant
    June 26, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I so need this for sure. I want to find my floor again.

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    Esther | The Cuteness
    June 27, 2016 at 11:28 am

    I seriously need to declutter… my house is a disaster! Finding the time seems impossible though.

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      terryn
      June 27, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Hi Esther! I love your name! Join us…each task should only take a few minutes each day…I know how hard it is to find the time πŸ™‚

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    Cara (@StylishGeek)
    June 27, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I just joined! I don’t know what is wrong with me this year but de-cluttering stuff took so long for me. I didn’t finish doing it in the Spring so I am hoping this summer it will help me keep focus on it!

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      terryn
      June 27, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      I’m so happy you did Cara!

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    Claire
    June 28, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    I’m in! My husband and I don’t have tremendous amount of stuff, but we moved to Germany for a few years right after we got married, so we still have my pre-marriage stuff, his pre-marriage stuff, and all the duplicates of things we forgot/couldn’t bring to Germany with us.

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      terryn
      June 29, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      So glad you are joining us Claire!

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    Roxanne
    June 28, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    I feel like I am constantly decluttering. Stuff really adds up the more people who live in a house! I hate clutter and things accumulating so I often toss things out.

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