How to Easily Declutter your Home in Just 30 Days

I’ve been decluttering my home, room by room, over the past year. But I hit a plateau recently, and haven’t been motivated to continue getting rid of unneeded things.

Maybe it was the fact that my son and daughter were home from college for the summer and we had lots of family activities planned. Maybe it was the beautiful, sunny days. Whatever it was, I just wasn’t feelin’ it. So my progress came to a standstill for a while, and that’s ok.

As summer progressed, I began to get the itch to start back up again with my decluttering agenda. I needed a jump start to get going, so I decided to play the 30-day Minimalism Game with the goal to get rid of a little excess every day. Designed by The Minimalists, this game helps people get rid of unneeded items in a fun way.

The game works like this. Pick a starting date. On day one, you get rid of one item, two items on the second day, three items on the third day, etc. You continue doing this each day until the 30 days are over. At the end of 30 days, you’ve eliminated 496 things from your home. Amazing! You can read more about the 30-Day Minimalism Game here.

I played the game to see whether or not I could make it through to the end of the month. I’m so glad I gave it a try. After playing the game for 30 days, I now have less to dust, less to store, and more open space in my home.

Think about what your home might look like if you got rid of 496 items. Your space might be a little less cluttered. You might be able to open cabinets and drawers and see what’s actually in there without sorting through a pile of stuff.

Items that are sitting unused could be passed on to someone who really needs them. Your closets could be organized and tidy. Maybe you could make a little cash (or get a hefty tax deduction receipt) off your discards. Your home would contain mostly items that are useful and make you feel joy.

I was amazed how easy it was to invest a few minutes a day, and how the results added up in a big way by the end of the month.

I hope you will try the 30-Day Minimalism Game sometime soon. If you need a little help getting motivated, visit me at or click here to get a free calendar to get started. This tool will help you keep track of your progress each day.

I can’t wait to hear how decluttering your space enhances your life and your overall happiness. Happy decluttering!

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