Our huge 52 week declutter challenge is underway and features a weekly category with an accompanying blog post providing tips and tools for how to get started, what to do with the keepers and transition options for those items that you decide no longer have a place in your home.
Below is a handy summary of the weekly categories for every week of our challenge. The blog link will also be posted here when it is available.
You can post questions, discuss challenges and share successes on our Facebook page.
Week 1: DVDs, Video Tapes and CDs – Ditching the discs
Week 2: Overcoats – Shed the layers
Week 3: Magazines – Piles of inspiration
Week 4: Clothes – Steamroll the stacks!
Week 5: Doona Covers, Doonas and Blankets – Time for a nap?
Week 6: Cushions and Pillows – How did you sleep last night?
Week 7: Towels – How many towels does it take to dry off?
Week 8: Scarves and Hats – Hats off to you!
Week 9: Jewellery and Watches – Time to wind back the bling
Week 10: Underwear – Tidy the whities
Week 11: Toys – Making way for Christmas (part 1)
Week 12: Games – Making way for Christmas (part 2)
Week 13: Kitchen Linen – Wipe the benches
Week 14: Table Linen – Turn the tables
Week 15: Books – A New Chapter
Week 16: Luggage and Backpacks – Pack your bags!
Week 17: Handbags, Wallets and Shopping Bags – Is there such as thing as too many handbags?
Week 18: Shoes – The sole of the (decluttering) matter
Week 19: Crockery, Platters and Serving Dishes – You’re smashing it!
Week 20: Cutlery, Kitchen Utensils and Chopping Boards – How Many Salad Servers?
Week 21: Coffee Cups, Tea Cups, Drinking Glasses – Time for a cuppa?
Week 22: Cleaning Tools and Equipment – Time to Clean the Cleaner!
Week 23: Sheets and Mattresses – Holey Sheet!
Week 24: Kitchen and Baking Equipment (non-electrical) – Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, make me some space!
Week 25: Indoor Furniture – Turning the tables
Week 26: Outdoor Furniture – Clear the decks
Week 27: Stationery, Cards and Gift Wrapping – Wrap it up
Week 28: Toiletries and Makeup – Beauty Makeover
Week 29: Tools – Put down the tools
Week 30: Photographs and Photo Albums – Curating memories (part 1)
Week 31: Picnic and BBQ items – Packing picnics
Week 32: Craft, Hobbies, Sewing and Haberdashery – Getting crafty
Week 33: Laundry Tools and Equipment – Washing away the clutter
Week 34: Paintings, Prints and Frames – Painting a different picture
Week 35: Decorative items – The beauty of white space
Week 36: Small powered kitchen appliances – Beating the clutter
Week 37: Rugs and Mats (interior and exterior) – Hitting the floor
Week 38: Paperwork, Filing and Filing Cabinets – Tearing through the paperwork
Week 39: Exercise and Sporting Tools and Equipment – Race to the finish line
Week 40: Technology – Time to switch off
Week 41: Storage Containers – Decluttering the organisers
Week 42: Pet items – A purrfect amount
Week 43: Medications and First Aid – Health Check
Week 44: Safe Contents – Cracking the Code
Week 45: Large Electricals – The Goods on Whitegoods
Week 46: Rubbish Bins – Tossing the Trash
Week 47: Foodstuff – Looting the Larder
Week 48: Food Storage Containers – Purging the Plastics
Week 49: Memorabilia and Souvenirs – Stories to Tell
Week 50: E-Clutter – Virtually Clutter Free
Week 51: Junk Drawers – Everyone Has One
Week 52: Focus on Maintenance – Now What?