Day 2 of Jillian Michaels Beginner Shred happened. When do those endorphins kick in?? I’m still waiting...
Meanwhile, I need the accountability, so I’m embarking on what I’m calling the Trifecta of Awesome for the next 30 days. I’m obviously not a fan of waiting until the 1st to begin. 😉 Check out the July Clutter Independence Challenge for more inspiration. Let’s get our whole lives organized together! In the next 30 days I’ll be sharing what I’m doing to keep all the stuff, nutrition and fitness organized. Because life is too short for it to be anything but Awesome! Who’s with me?? 😀👍
It’s official...the July Clutter Independence Challenge is complete!!
Look at all those bags ready for donation. Great job everyone! It is incredible what a difference one bag a day decluttered can make in your life. So, how did it go? What have you made room for in your life? I would love to hear it!! Please let me know in the comments if you enjoyed this series and /or would like to see more challenges like this in the future.
Today doesn’t have to be the end...every day is a good day to let go of things you no longer need, use or love.
It’s Day 27 in the July Clutter Independence Challenge!
We’re in the home stretch now. This is the last official day. I will wrap us up tomorrow. As you may recall, we didn’t start this challenge on the 1st of July. That’s ok, we’re seeking progress, not perfection! Today is the day to look for any clutter in your vehicles 🚗. I have done this recently, so thought I’d provide inspiration with some useful things I like to keep in our car.
Comment below if you’d like to know more about them!😊
Day 26 is here in the July Clutter Independence Challenge!
Let’s take a look at your outdoor space. This may include a garage, tool shed, or decor you use outside. I ventured into the garage where most of the things stored there are used by my husband. And, we don’t want to declutter other peoples’ stuff without them. So, in his absence, I chose to declutter my plant pots that have been multiplying out there. Wow! There were a lot more than I thought.
What outdoor space will you declutter today?
We’ve made it to Day 25 in the July Clutter Independence Challenge!
Are you still with me?? Today is all about toys. Whether you have kids or are just a kid at heart😀...let’s declutter those toys! Our 12 year old son is ready for these guys to find a new home.
Please share what you find today!
Day 24 is here in the July Clutter Independence Challenge!
Today is all about accessories. This may mean purses, jewelry, hair stuff, or scarves. For me, I knew I had surplus nail polish, hair ties and that pair of shoes I’ve been keeping, but just never wear. Take a look at the category you need to give a little TLC. You know which one! 😉
Please share in the comments what you let go today.
Day 23 is here in the July Clutter Independence Challenge! I do not have a bag to share with you today. Today is all about decluttering your computer files, email inbox, and paperwork. Pick one, or work on all 3 areas if you are feeling motivated. Clearing out my email inbox is especially satisfying! If you would like help with your paperwork, ask me about my paper organizing workshops!
It’s Day 22 in the July Clutter Independence Challenge!
Let’s take a look at all those electronic cords and accessories. Somehow they always multiply in the drawer. Here’s a before and after of the electronic charging cords in our desk drawer. This is a way more interesting than the bag of 5! extra cords we had living there. Those will definitely be heading out of here! This was the perfect opportunity to try out these fun cord labels, too. 😀
Do your cords multiply when your back is turned? How do you keep them under control?
Day 21 has arrived in the July Clutter Independence Challenge!
It’s our last day in the kitchen. So peek into those drawers and cabinets that you may not have gotten into on previous days. I’ve got a motley crew today. We have a water bottle, coffee mug, some expired spices, paper plates and popcorn 🍿 containers that we just never use. Please share what items you find today! 👍
#julyclutterindependencechallenge #simplyorganizednw #onebagatatime #miscellaneousgoods #popcornyummy
Day 20 is here in the July Clutter Independence Challenge!
Today is the day to dive into your cutlery, glassware, dishes and pots. I didn’t think I would find much here. But, yet again, I have a bag of donations. Stray glasses, cute glass canister that I never use, and fun small casserole dishes are all leaving today.
Share what you find in the comments!
It’s Day 19 in the July Clutter Independence Challenge!
Let’s do some more work in the kitchen. Today I am taking a look at all the bakeware and any decor. Here is my bag for donation. A cooling rack for an appliance we no longer own, and unused pans are some of the item heading out the door. Let’s have a new kind of bake sale! 😜
We’ve made it to Day 18 in the July Clutter Independence Challenge!
I am dedicating the next 4 days to the kitchen. This is a hardworking space that deserves some attention. Today let’s look at cookbooks, recipes, and food storage/Tupperware. I found a cookbook I no longer use, and 10 recipes that I won’t be making again. This lunch tote is leaving as well.
Please share in the comments what you discover in your kitchen!
Day 17 has arrived in the July Clutter Independence Challenge!
Are you ready? It’s time to tackle your pantry. You CAN do this! Things got real in my pantry. I made some honest decisions about what foods we are eating and the storage bins that I’ve long been keeping...yep...”just-in-case”. I've also admitted that I don't care about grinding my own coffee beans, or making shaped ice cubes. No more. These things are all leaving my house.
Please share what you are evicting from your pantry. Embrace who you are today. Let’s inspire each other! 👍 😀
We’ve made it to Day 16 in the July Clutter Independence Challenge!
Today is the day to look at all those books 📚and magazines. Just because you bought them, or received them as a gift does not mean you are obligated to keep them forever!
Let’s see some pics of what you gather today. 😀
It’s Day 15 in the July Clutter Independence Challenge! Let’s tackle our movies 🎥 and music🎶. We discovered a whopping 24 DVD’s and 3 cds that we no longer use. Here are our bags. Please share a pic of what you find!
#simplyorganizednw #julyclutterindependencechallenge #moviesmoviesmovies #timetogo #letitgoooo
Are you ready for Day 14 in the July Clutter Independence Challenge?
Let’s move into the entryway and coat closet areas. This may include shoes, coats, and possibly decor. Take a hard look at anything that you didn’t wear over the winter. It’s likely you won’t want it in the next one either. Do you have room to hang someone’s coat, or even all of your own? Here is my bag of hats and scarves that didn’t make the cut this time.
Please share what you discover in your entryway! 😊
Day 13 has arrived in the July Clutter Independence Challenge!
Today we are checking out the Dining Room. If you don’t have an official dining room, take a look through all of the stuff you use while dining. This may include entertaining items, table linens, and placemats, etc. Here is my bag with unused placecard holders (who am I kidding, I’m not that fancy!) and extra placemats.
What’s in your bag?
#simplyorganizednw #julyclutterindependencechallenge #notfancy #toomanyplacemats
Day 12 in the July Clutter Independence Challenge is here and that means your Family Room. I am a bit late in sharing the bag I have gathered. But, that’s what it’s all about, right? Progress - not perfection. Apparently, we have extra electronic accessories coming out the ears.
What clutter will you find in your family room? Show us your bag!
It’s Day 11 in the July Clutter Independence Challenge and we’re moving into the Living Room. I found an abundance of coasters in the end tables. I decided to keep only the ones we’ve picked up in our travels, and the fun Seahawks ones my talented mother-in-law, Ellen Nieminen made for us. 😀. Old magazines and extra electronic stuff joined the coasters in my bag.
Please share what you discover in your living room!
Day 10 in the July Clutter Independence Challenge is upon us!
Not gonna lie...I was relieved to declutter the guest bathrooms after yesterday’s hard work in the office. 😓 I was surprised to find a bag of unnecessary items, including a disturbing number of lip glosses and lipsticks that I had forgotten. I also found a few expired medications that need to go.
What will you find in your spare bathroom?
Day 9 in the July Clutter Independence Challenge has arrived!
Today we move into the home office or desk space. I have been dreading this day a little bit (ok, a lot!). This is a hardworking space. It needs to have workspace, hold gift wrapping/giving supplies, shipping supplies, work stuff, books, memorabilia, photos and, and, and....you get the idea. Our office can very quickly become a black hole especially for items I "think" I may use on a future project. Here are my resulting donations bags. Yup, I was tough this time and finally parting with all of these things that someone else can actually use!
Do you have an office space that needs some love? Share your bag of donations in the comments and encourage someone else!
It’s Day 8 in the July Clutter Independence Challenge. Today is the day to dive into your junk drawer. We all have them. Mine was not in bad shape. However, I took the time to take everything out, clean it up a little, and put back only what was needed. Not a lot of donations today. But, I did take out a ton of bread bag clips. Honestly, they’re useful, but, why was I keeping so many?!
Day 7 has arrived in the July Clutter Independence Challenge! Are you still with me in this?!
Today we tackle another guest room or child’s bedroom. I moved into the guest room. I didn’t think I would find much here. (This is a recurring theme!) Then, I recalled my “stash” of organizing products that I keep in that closet. These are the extra items that I think I may want to use in a future project. This line of thinking is definitely a hazard in my line of work! Anybody else out there save these just-in-case items? Please share so I don’t feel alone!
**Never fear, no curious cats will be donated today. 😂
Are you ready for Day 6 in the July Clutter Independence Challenge?
Today was set to be a guest/2nd bedroom. For me, that means my 12-year-old son’s room. Now, as I’ve cautioned before, you should not attempt to declutter anyone else’s stuff. So, I asked him to take a look and see if he had anything he was no longer using. In a move shocking no one, he did not! I next looked for anything I was keeping in there that could go. I came across these 8 cube containers that were folded up in the closet. The bookshelf has long since been repurposed, so these are heading out the door! Success!!
Do you have a spare room, a son or daughters’ room to be decluttered? Share what you declutter there!