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  • Writer's pictureMJ

31 days of decluttering

How about a 31-day decluttering challenge to start 2022 with less clutter taking up valuable space in your home – and your life? A clutter detox for the new year sounds good to me, are you in?

Below is a list of 31 suggestions for each day of December. On the designated day take 10 minutes to toss, recycle, or place the listed item in a bag/box for donation or sale. If you’re feeling energetic, go ahead and complete a few decluttering tasks all at once.

I guarantee you won’t miss anything on this list in 2022.

  1. Pens and markers that do not work

  2. Magazines more than 6 months old

  3. Chipped dishware

  4. Old hairbrushes and combs

  5. Broken holiday decorations

  6. Cooking utensils you have multiples of

  7. Scarves, hats, mittens, and gloves you never wear

  8. Unknown keys

  9. Makeup that smells, is dried out, or a bad color

  10. Swimsuits with failed elastic

  11. Promotional magnets

  12. Out-of-date spices

  13. Bridesmaid dresses or old uniforms

  14. Cables for electronics you no longer use

  15. College textbooks you never open

  16. Old sponges and cleaning brushes

  17. Phone books

  18. Tote bags and purses you never use

  19. Sample size toiletries from hotels

  20. Old pillows that are just taking up space

  21. Scraps of gift wrap

  22. Promotional t-shirts you never wear

  23. Socks with holes

  24. Stained plastic food storage containers

  25. Toys your pet no longer plays with

  26. Unused vases

  27. VHS tapes of recorded TV shows/movies

  28. Greeting cards from a shower, wedding etc.

  29. Clothing that does not fit

  30. Worn out linens

  31. Unused coffee mugs

Would you like some assistance clearing clutter in 2022? I’m scheduling projects for spring now. Contact me at or call/text (608) 345-1836.


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