Declutter and Organize Your Home in 7 Days

Since we will all be spending a lot of time at home during the COVID-19 lockdown, we have drawn inspiration from a blog article by The Faithful Meet Help, which can inspire us to use this time to organize and declutter our homes.

“My favorite thing to do when I’m bored is to declutter and organize my home! It’s so much easier to keep the house clean when there’s not a ton of clutter to worry about. Plus having everything organized is extremely helpful when you have too many other things going on.

I have come up with an easy room-by-room guide that even the busiest mom could accomplish. If the thought of having to declutter and organize your home is intimidating, it doesn’t have to be!

Try this 7 day challenge to organize your home whether it’s time for spring cleaning, holiday decluttering, or just for the heck of it! If you don’t have time to tackle a room for seven days in a row you can always try 7 weeks instead. Make sure to either not let the clutter pile up again or rerun through the list every few months!”

Day 1: Bathroom

first things first, to get organized and declutter you have to get rid of:

  • old makeup
  • expired medicine
  • old ripped towels
  • dried up nail polish
  • stretched out hair ties
  • gross bath toys
  • old sunscreen
Day 2: Bedroom

To get organized and declutter your bedroom, you have to get rid of:

  • old/broken jewelry
  • unworn or overworn clothing
  • unused purses
  • uncomfortable/unworn shoes
  • clutter in nightstand
  • shoe boxes
Day 3: Kitchen

To get organized and declutter your kitchen, you have to get rid of:

  • plasticware with no lid or lid with no plasticware
  • unused cookbooks
  • chipped plates/glasses
  • expired food/canned goods
  • old or broken kitchen utensils/tools
  • combine same cleaning liquids
  • scratched/dented pans
  • unused/broken appliances
Day 4: Living Room

To get organized and declutter your living/dining areas, you have to get rid of:

  • old magazines/newspapers
  • unwatched tapes & DVDs
  • old candles
  • books you probably won’t read
  • chipped/broken picture frames
Day 5: Garage

To get organized and declutter your garage, you have to get rid of:

  • old paint
  • outgrown bikes
  • broken tools
  • unused holiday items
  • old sports equipment/outside toys
Day 6: Office / study room

To get organized and declutter your home working space/office area, you have to get rid of:

  • shred no longer needed documents
  • dried out pens
  • old cords/adapters
  • old business cards
  • outdated electronics/software
  • old receipts
  • expired coupons
  • unknown keys
  • filled/old notebooks
  • old warranty manuals
  • old address labels

Day 7: Kids bedroom / Playroom

To get organized and declutter your kids bedroom/ playroom, you have to get rid of:

  • broken/unused toys
  • games/puzzles with lost pieces
  • unloved stuffed animals
  • outgrown books
  • old/filled coloring books
  • broken crayons
  • dried out markers
  • outgrown costumes