This Decluttering Your Life Checklist turned into our annual January 30-day challenge for the coming year. I never expected how useful decluttering is.
So, here we go again! This year we want to make space for ourselves in our lives. In our 30-day challenge, we will need to let go of all the things that clutter our lives and make us stop living.
What are the 7 steps to declutter your life?
Decluttering your life can be a transformative process and should be used as one. Indeed, decluttering brings about more organization, clarity, and peace. Here are our seven steps to help you declutter various aspects of your life:
Set Clear Goals
Begin by identifying the areas in your life that need decluttering, whether it’s physical spaces, your schedule, relationships, or digital clutter. Define your objectives and what you hope to achieve through decluttering.
Determine which areas are most important to tackle first. Start with the areas that cause the most stress to you or have the most significant impact on your daily life. This might be your home, workspace, or even your digital files.
Declutter Your Space
Begin with one room or area at a time. Sort through your belongings and categorize them into keep, donate/sell, and discard piles. Be ruthless about getting rid of items you no longer use or need.
After decluttering, focus on organizing what remains. Find good storage solutions, label items, and establish systems that help you maintain order in your physical spaces.
Streamline Your Digital Life
Organize and declutter your digital files, emails, and online accounts. Delete unnecessary files, unsubscribe from email lists, and organize your digital workspace.
Simplify Your Schedule
Assess your commitments and daily routines. Eliminate or delegate tasks that don’t align with your priorities. Create a schedule that allows for downtime and self-care.
Evaluate your relationships and consider whether they bring positivity or negativity into your life. Invest time and energy in the relationships that matter most and consider letting go of toxic or draining connections.
What’s more important is to remember that decluttering is an ongoing process, and it’s essential to regularly revisit these steps to maintain a clutter-free and balanced life.
DECLUTTERing YOUR LIFE CHECKLIST – 30 DAYS CHALLENGE What should I let go of this year?
Decluttering your life means letting go of things and people. Here is what our list includes:
- The People you need to let go
- Things you need to let go at Work
- Time Wasting
- Declutter your Home
- Bad Eating Habits
- Negative Thoughts
The People you need to let go
Well, I love Audrey Hepburn’s quote
“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”
But, sometimes relationships (partners, friends, family) are just damaging to you and the only thing they do is making you unhappy, miserable and clutter your life with negativity. Sometimes, it’s just necessary to let go of toxic people in our life to have a life. Not easy, but necessary.
Letting go is a process. You won’t learn how to do it overnight, take your time, keep yourself busy with productive and creative projects and smile.
Things you need to let go at Work
Complaining, gossiping, pointless calls and conversations, back-stabbing coworks, isolating yourself – all things you can and need to let go this year. Focus on what really matters and learn and find ways to enjoy your time at work. You spend pretty much time at work, so it would be better to learn to feel good at your workplace.
Time goes by super fast. The older you get, the faster it goes. So, get rid of time-wasting things you do every day that clutter your life and finally find some time for things that really matter. Running errands during peak times? You have better things to do. Really.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever. Great quote by Mahatma Gandhi that’s so true. Declutter your life of worrying about money, relationships, job, things you cannot control. Your time will be wasted, so will your mind and body be. Invest your time instead in something productive like working out, walking, taking care of yourself.
Bad habits are super bad, because we tend to do these things every day. From keeping your phone next to your bed to stress eating, you need to let go of some bad things you do every day.
Declutter your Home and life checklist
The home clutter needs to go. Check out our full 30 Days challenge and declutter our home room by room. You can find the free printable here, if you need a declutter your home checklist printable.
Bad eating habits make us not only look bad, but also feel bad and are super unhealthy. Get rid of mindless and emotional eating, endless snacking, nighttime snacking. It’s easier than you think – you just stop doing it.
Spending a lot of time inside our own mind? Not a good idea, especially if you are not dreaming. Negative or unwanted thoughts, black and white thinking, assuming that the worst thing will happen… All things you want to get rid of. Instead, keep yourself busy with easy practical activities and creative projects where you see instant results.
Why do you need a decluttering checklist?
A decluttering checklist is essential for several reasons. First and foremost, it helps you prioritize and organize your decluttering efforts, making the process more manageable and less overwhelming. By breaking down tasks into a checklist, you can set clear goals and track your progress, which will boosts your motivation and productivity.
Additionally, a checklist ensures that nothing important gets overlooked or forgotten during the decluttering process. It helps you decide what to keep, donate, or discard, ultimately leading to a more organized and efficient living space.
Furthermore, a decluttering checklist helps you maintain order and most importanly prevent clutter from accumulating in the future.
To sum up, a decluttering checklist is crucial for effective decluttering, organization, and long-term clutter management, making it an important tool for creating a more peaceful and functional living space.
Declutter your life checklist Free Printable
You can find the free printable here, if you need a declutter your home checklist printable.
Here you can download the free printable checklist – Declutter Your Life Checklist – 30-Day Challenge