Clear your clutter day

Clear Your Clutter Day 2018

Make space this Clear Your Clutter Day

Tomorrow is “Clear Your Clutter Day 2018”! The founder of, Jasmine Birtles, set it up to help “live simpler, more clutter-free lives”. Tomorrow, get rid of what’s weighing you down and make space for the things you truly enjoy. You don’t where to start?

Grab a bag and start with one area. This could be a drawer, a shelf or your coffee table. We often work with a timer. 5 or 15 minutes make a good start. This can also be a lot of fun, especially when you have children and it becomes a challenge. Who can find the most items to part from?

4 questions to ask yourself

As you are going through your stuff, ask yourself:

  • Do you like it? If you don’t, it goes.
  • Is it broken, torn or stained? If yes, it goes into the bin.
  • Do you use it? If no, it goes out. Can you sell it or bring it to a charity?
  • Would you buy it again? If no, it goes out. Again, can you sell it or bring it to a charity?

Out of clutter, find simplicity clear your clutter

30 items to declutter

If you want to make it a bigger decluttering session, here are some areas you can focus on:

  1. Clothes that no longer fit you or your current lifestyle
  2. Outgrown baby clothes
  3. Uncomfortable shoes
  4. Unsupportive bras
  5. Single earrings
  6. Handbags with broken handles
  7. Unused sports equipment
  8. Expired make up
  9. Out of date medicine
  10. Unused prescriptions
  11. Stained bedding
  12. Torn towels
  13. Almost burnt down candles
  14. Incomplete game sets
  15. Broken Christmas ornaments
  16. Broken planters
  17. Old seeds
  18. Rusty gardening equipment
  19. Dried up paint
  20. Chargers for appliances you no longer have
  21. Old batteries
  22. CDs and DVDs
  23. Blurred pictures
  24. Old newspapers and magazines
  25. Bank statements past the record retention dates
  26. Keys to former houses
  27. Burnt frying pans
  28. Chipped china
  29. Expired food
  30. Kitchen utensils you don’t use

Have nothing in your home clear your clutter

Involve your family

If you are living with your spouse or family, involve them in Clear Your Clutter Day. Whether they are helping to clear items in their rooms, bring the donations to the charity or bin the clutter, everyone can participate in the Clear Your Clutter Day 2018.

Helping hands

Are you looking for more helping hands? Ask a friend to give you honest answers when debating to keep or toss what’s in your closet.

Do you want independent non-judging support? Engage a professional organiser who is part of the Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers (APDO) in the UK, Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) or National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) in the US. As a trained professional organiser and member of APDO and POC, we are also there for you!

Benefit from free space

One of our clients couldn’t believe the space they created after a decluttering in their home office. They could finally focus on their work. “I never knew how a clear desk could help me generate more business.” See what space you can create with this year’s Clear Your Clutter Day. Share a picture of your 5-minute-long decluttering challenge.

We are happy to support’s Clear Your Clutter Day 2018 and wish that you can create space for what matters in your life: You!

Until next time,

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