July Declutter Challenge

So here is a fun game I want to play and I hope you’ll join me. You may start to think that Professional Organizers have a really strange notion of what’s fun. It’s called the Minimalism Game and it’s really easy to play:

For the month of July, you’ll give away, donate, throw away, recycle, or basically remove from your home items every day.

What makes it super fun (or super crazy) is that you take out 1 thing on day 1, 2 things on day 2, 3 things on day 3, and so forth. I’ll admit I’m a little nervous about getting into the double digits so I may have to get a little creative.

So where did I find this awesome game/ challenge? From The Minimalists, of course. Does this mean I’m going to be a minimalist and live in a yurt with spartan furnishings? Um, no. You can look at their website to find their definition of minimalism but for me it’s all about living in a home that is full of things that I love, support me, are useful, and that I find beautiful. It’s about getting rid of excess so I can think clearly.

Will you join me in this super exciting game? I’m a little giddy about it all but I’m going to count on you to help me with my motivation. I will post photos each day of what I’m getting rid of and letting you know whether it’s trash, donation, giving to a friend, etc.

So here is Day 1:  old Christmas tree stand. It doesn’t work well and I bought a new one after this past Christmas. Sadly, it has been sitting in the garage since January and needs to go. Here is to a good start!

Day 1


Happy organizing!

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  1. I am going to give this a shot! Sounds like a fun challenge! My plan for getting through the double digits will be my girl’s room! Ugh! What a disaster! Thanks for the challenge!!

  2. I’m getting a very late start here, starting tomorrow July 21st, but I’m going to use your challenge for inspiration! I can’t wait to get rid of stuff!

    • Better lasted than never, Cindy! Let me know how it goes.

  3. I am starting mine this weekend after the first of the year. Thanks for the ideas.

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