30 Day Declutter Challenge
Posted on: January 3, 2020 | by: admin
If you’ve decided to make cleaning out your house and storing your unused items in a self-storage one of your New Year’s resolutions, you are off to a great start! After all, there are many health benefits to having a clean home. The 30 day declutter challenge will be a wonderful way to make sure that you reach every little corner of your home and decide exactly what you need to keep, and what needs to be stored away from your sight.
Every 10 days will focus on different areas of your home so you can clear clutter fast while thoroughly approaching each room. Now that you’re familiar with the challenge, let’s get organizing!
Days 1-10: Living Room, Kitchen, Bathroom(s)
In the first 10 days, we will start out lightly with the rooms that may have the least clutter. Your living room, kitchen and bathroom(s) might seem like they do not need to be decluttered, so we hope that this challenge helps you decide what you really need to keep in the rooms. Even a change in certain lifestyle habits may result in not using certain items.
Extra furniture and showpieces in the living room.
If you had children that moved away for college, there is no need to have additional couches and recliners in the living room. Make sure you have just enough seating for guests. Some homes also have showcases with various antique showpieces in the living room, but if you are looking to make your space more modern and minimalist, it is best to store this away as well. Remember, each item may require different packing methods; check out our packing guide to see which items need proper care.
Additional dishes in the kitchen.
Many homes have an excessive amount of dishes in their kitchen cabinets that are too valuable to give away. You may have even switched to paper plates and foam cups due to having such a busy lifestyle. Not everyone has time to wash dishes! You can safely store your nice dishes away without having to worry about letting go of them.
Unused items in bathroom cabinets.
There may not be much to declutter in bathrooms, but do take a look at any cabinets and closets that may be overfilled. Perhaps you changed your shower curtain and stored the old one in your linen closet. You should also check for an excess amount of towels while you are at it.
Days 11-20: Bedroom(s) and Closet(s)
Now that you cleared up the easy rooms, let’s move onto some slightly more complicated rooms. You want to make sure you have tidy bedrooms to avoid bugs and spiders. It is tempting to throw your items into a corner of your closet and never look at them again. However, if you want to be a part of the new capsule closet trend, you definitely want to avoid this.
No need to store anything under the beds.
While you are tidying up the bedrooms, do not forget to look under the bed. You may find a box or two of old shoes and other items that you realized you have not touched in years. There is no use for such items in the bedrooms, and will only give shelter to unwelcomed critters.
Make way for your dream capsule closet.
If you have been on Pinterest lately, you may have seen the arising capsule closet trend. Start by making two piles: one with clothes and shoes you will wear, which may be mostly neutrals and one with items you barely touch, which will go in a self-storage. You may find that you can now space out your hangers to see every clothing item of yours.
Days 21-30: Garage and Additional Storage Closets
Only ten more days to go! Chances are, you will pack on a lot of sweat in these last ten days, but it will be worth it. Let’s discuss some items that will be better off in a storage unit.
Instruments and backup car tools in the garage.
You may find that your garage has instruments that were well-loved a while back, but no one uses them anymore. It is time to store away that drum set that takes up too much space in your garage. It’s also time to say goodbye to the backup car tools that you thought you needed but haven’t touched in ages.
Ridding your storage closets of seasonal decorations.
Now that the holidays have passed, you may have stored away all your nice Christmas decor. Instead of keeping your seasonal decorations in your home storage closets, you can use that space for items that you know you will get out more often, such as photo albums and board games.
And you made it! Feels nice to give importance to the things that matter most, doesn’t it? Now you can comfortably invite your neighbors to your place without having to worry about a messy home.