20 Day Decluttering Challenge

Do you notice anything new around here? I’ve wanted to change the theme of my blog for aggggesssss, and I spent many hours trying different ones out until I found this one. I love the clean, minimal look of it, and the fact that there is so much more room! I’m super happy with it.

Anyway, in the theme of being clean and minimal, I have decided to tackle one of my new year’s resolutions – decluttering our house.

When we moved in two years ago, we pretty much dumped all our possessions in our house without sorting them at all. We shoved things in closets, drawers, under beds, you name it. For two people we sure managed to take up a lot of space.

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My craft cupboard. A preview of what I’m up against…

But no more! I am ready to go crazy on clutter, and to make sure I stay motivated, I am doing a 20 day challenge. And you know what? I would LOVE it if you would join in! Please please please help me stay on track by posting your before and after decluttering photos on Instagram with the hashtag #icandeclutter or by emailing them to me at tamarakwilkinson@gmail.com. I would love to feature your decluttering victories on my blog, and include a link to your own blog, if you have one.

The way the challenge will work is this. For the first 15 days, I will focus on one small area each day that needs to be decluttered – drawers, cupboards, my car, etc. Over these 15 days, I will gather a collection of all the items that I need to donate or dispose of.

On days 16-18 (which happen to conveniently be a weekend) I will sort, wash, clean and repair the items that I want to donate – stay tuned, because I have some great suggestions of where to send various items.

Days 19-20 are reserved for delivering the donations and/or disposing of things that are not suitable to be donated. This is the best part, because it gets stuff out of the house, and puts it in the path of people who might really need it, which is awesome.

So anyway, have a think about whether there are areas of your home or work that could use a good declutter, and send me your photos because, as I mentioned, I would really love to see them, and I need all the help I can get! Even if you join in for a day or two, rather than the whole challenge, you will feel the weight of all that clutter lifting off you, AND you’ll be finding awesome new homes for your old items, which is very good karma. So get on board and post your decluttering photos on Instagram with the hashtag #icandeclutter or email them to me at tamarakwilkinson@gmail.com!

6 thoughts on “20 Day Decluttering Challenge

  1. loobyloucreations says:

    wow that is some committment, i love to de clutter! Every time we move house we go through items before we move to see if we do actually need the items. on our last move 2 years ago we donated a lot as we moved into a ground floor one bed suitable to my needs and it feels great! I bet you are shocked at how much you can actually fit into places :) Good luck ♥

    • Tamara Kate says:

      Oh wow, that’s awesome!!! I LOVE storage and organisation, so I can’t wait to see some of your tips and tricks!! I will definitely link to you blog, thank you so much. Everything is easier and more fun when it’s shared :)

  2. Jacinta says:

    This is a great idea. Everyone has too much stuff and there are so many people out there who would probably cherish these things a lot more. I like the concept as well- rather then a whole room which is a lot of work, just small little bits at a time. I have already did a small de-clutter before reading your blog to my wardrobe so no before / after photos but I will take more of other things that I hope to get through over the next few weeks. Great Job! :D

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