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100 Day Decluttering Challenge: End-of-Year Decluttering

100 day decluttering challenge

Use the last 100 days of the year to declutter.

There’s something about a looming deadline that really pushes you to get things done, wouldn’t you agree? The deadline I’m referring to here is the end of the year. Yes, folks: there are 100 days left of 2018.

Longtime readers know that I like to come up with a post encouraging people–including myself–to use the last 100 days of the year productively. Well, this year, I’m going to encourage all of us to declutter, with a 100 day decluttering challenge.

onehouradayformula banner longAfter all, decluttering is one of those small things that can produce great results. By decluttering you’ll do all of the following:

  • Bring order and harmony to your surroundings.
  • Save time looking for things, cleaning and organizing items, and simply looking around in bafflement wondering how on earth you accumulated so much stuff.
  • Discard all the things that are keeping you stuck in the past.
  • Make room for new and better things to enter your life.

The 100 day decluttering challenge consists of the following: I’ve broken down the items that you usually find in a home into 100 different categories. Each day from now–September 23rd–to December 31st, you’ll be decluttering a different category.

Are you ready for the challenge? On your mark, get set, go! (There’s a free download at the end of the post you can print out.)

Declutter Your Home Office

  • September 23 – Pens, Pencils, and Pencil Sharpeners
  • September 24 – Highlighters, Markers, and Colored Pencils
  • September 25 – Scissors, Tape Rolls (Clear, Masking Tape, etc.), and Tape Dispensers
  • September 26 – Glue Sticks, Rubber Bands, Krazy Glue, and Gorilla Glue
  • September 27 – Staplers, Staples, Hole Punchers, and Fasteners (Base and Prongs)
  • September 28 – Sticky Notes, Sticky Flags and Tabs, Sticky Notes Pop-Up Dispensers
  • September 29 – Mailing Envelopes, Catalog Envelopes, Coin and Small Parts Envelopes
  • September 30 – Labels, Stamps, and Rubber Stamps
  • October 1 – Printer Paper and Ink Cartridges
  • October 2 – Manila File Folders, Hanging Folders, Folder Tabs, and Accordion Files
  • October 3 – Binders and Dividers
  • October 4 – Calendars and Planners
  • October 5 – Bulletin Board/White Board and Supplies (Tacks, Markers, Erasers)
  • October 6 – Notepads and Notebooks
  • October 7 – Stationery, Greeting Cards, and Thank You Notes
  • October 8 – Bullet Journal Supplies
  • October 9 – Organizers – Pen Cups, Letter Tray, Drawer Organizers, and So On
  • October 10 – Small Equipment – Scanner, Label Maker, USB Drives, External Hard Drive

100 day decluttering challenge

Declutter Books and Magazines

  • October 11 – Magazines, Catalogs, and Newspapers
  • October 12 – Cookbooks, Food Books, Wine Books
  • October 13 – Reference and Textbooks
  • October 14 – Kids’ Books
  • October 15 – Novels
  • October 16 – Nonfiction Books
  • October 17 – Comic Books
  • October 18 – Phone Books
  • October 19 – Coffee Table Books (Books You Use as Décor)

Declutter Clothing

  • October 20 – Adult T-Shirts and Tank Tops
  • October 21 – Adult Long-Sleeved Shirts, Dress Shirts, and Blouses
  • October 22 – Adult Sweaters, Jackets, and Coats
  • October 23 – Adult Shorts, Sweat Pants, Yoga Pants, and Other Workout Clothes
  • October 24 – Adult Jeans, Dress Pants, and Skirts
  • October 25 – Adult Dresses and Formal Wear
  • October 26 – Adult Socks, Underwear, and Any Other Underclothing
  • October 27 – Adult Robes, Pajamas, and Slippers
  • October 28 – Adult Belts, Hats, Purses, Ties, Gloves, Scarves, and Other Accessories
  • October 29 – Adult Shoes and Boots
  • October 30 – Adult Jewelry
  • October 31 – Adult Sports Equipment (Tennis Rackets, Softball Gear, Roller Blades, etc.)
  • November 1 – Adult Miscellaneous (Swimsuits, Halloween Costumes, and So On)
  • November 2 – Luggage, Duffel Bags, Backpacks, and Sports Bags
  • November 3 – Kid T-Shirts and Tank Tops
  • November 4 – Kid Long-Sleeved Shirts, Dress Shirts, and Blouses
  • November 5 – Kid Sweaters, Jackets, and Coats
  • November 6 – Kid Shorts, Sweat Pants, and Other Sports Clothes
  • November 7 – Kid Jeans, Dress Pants, and Skirts
  • November 8 – Kid Dresses and Formal Wear
  • November 9 – Kid Socks, Underwear, and Any Other Underclothing
  • November 10 – Kid Robes, Slippers, and Pajamas
  • November 11 – Kid Belts, Hats, Purses, Gloves, Scarves, and Other Accessories
  • November 12 – Kid Shoes and Boots
  • November 13 – Kid Jewelry
  • November 14 – Kids Sports Equipment (Tennis Rackets, Softball Gear, Roller Blades, etc.)
  • November 15 – Kid Miscellaneous (Swimwear, Halloween Costumes, Uniforms, and So On)

100 day decluttering challenge

Declutter the Bathroom

  • November 16 – Medicine and First Aid Supplies (Band-Aids, Dressings, and Antiseptic)
  • November 17 – Toiletries – Skincare and Shaving Products
  • November 18 – Soaps (including hand soap), Body Washes, and Body Creams
  • November 19 – Feminine Hygiene Products
  • November 20 – Oral Hygiene Products (Toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and so on)
  • November 21 – Hair Products: Brushes, Combs, Styling Tools, Hair Clips, Rollers, etc.
  • November 22 – Make-Up and Brushes
  • November 23 – Towels and Wash Towels
  • November 24 – Perfume and Colognes
  • November 25 – Toilet Paper, Cotton Swabs, Cotton Balls, and So On
  • November 26 – Tweezers, Clippers, and Other Manicure Supplies
  • November 27 – Bathroom Organizers – Shower Caddy, Trays, Wire Baskets, and So On
  • November 28 – Miscellaneous (loofah, body brush, bubble bath, shower cap, and so on)
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Declutter the Kitchen

  • November 29 – Cookware: Pots, Pans, Skillets, Dutch Oven, Pressure Cooker, and So On
  • November 30 – Knives (Chef’s, Paring, Boning, Carving, Etc.) and Cutting Boards
  • December 1 – Bakeware: Pans, Cookie Sheets, Pie Plate, Muffin Tins, and So On
  • December 2 – Baking Equipment: Rolling Pin, Wire Rack, Mixing Bowls, Cookie Cutters, Whisk, and So On
  • December 3 – Cooking Equipment: Measuring cups, Measuring Spoons, Graters, Peelers, Wooden Spoons, Colanders, Kitchen Shears, Spatulas, Tongs, Etc.
  • December 4 – Small Appliances: Toaster, Blender, Food Processor, Slow Cooker, Waffle Maker, Can Opener, Kitchen Scale, Electric Hand Mixer, and So On
  • December 5 – Cutlery, Silverware, and Flatware
  • December 6 – Drinking Glasses, Wine Glasses, Cups, Mugs, and Other Drinkware
  • December 7 – Serving Dishes, Plates (Dessert, Salad, Service Plate) and Bowls
  • December 8 – Storage Containers: Canisters, Mason Jars, Tupperware, and So On
  • December 9 – Miscellaneous – Water Pitcher, Aprons, Oven Mitts, Potholders, Teakettle, and so on.

100 day decluttering challenge

Declutter Paper

  • December 10 – Clippings Saved to Read Later
  • December 11 – Materials from Courses or Seminars You’ve Taken
  • December 12 – Warranties and Manuals
  • December 13 – Insurance Policies
  • December 14 – Credit Card Statements
  • December 15 – Business Cards
  • December 16 – Letters and Greeting Cards
  • December 17 – Receipts
  • December 18 – Tax-Related Documents
  • December 19 – Medical Records
  • December 20 – Kids’ Art Work and School Papers
  • December 21 – Miscellaneous Papers

Declutter Electronics

  • December 22 – Music Players, CDs, and DVDs
  • December 23 – Computers and Accessories
  • December 24 – Phones and Accessories
  • December 25 – Tablets and Accessories
  • December 26 – Cameras and Accessories
  • December 27 – Video Game Consoles, Video Games, and Accessories
  • December 28 – Miscellaneous – Adapters, Headphones, Cords, Power Strips

Declutter the Linen Closet

  • December 29 – Sheets, Pillow Cases, Quilts, Duvets, and Blankets
  • December 30 – Table Linens and Napkins
  • December 31 – Miscellaneous – Other Things You Store In Your Linen Closet

Here’s your download:

 

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Use the last 100 days of the year to declutter. This 100 day decluttering challenge gives you a category of items to declutter each day for 100 days.

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