Organizational – Activity: Declutter

  • Choose one area at a time to work on
  • Start with the area that bothers you the most
  • Take it in small chunks

For each item, ask:

  • Do I love it?
  • Do I use it?

“Throw Away”-things that are worn out or broken
“Give Away/Sell”-things that don’t fit, don’t look right, that you haven’t used in the past year
“Put Away”-things that belong elsewhere
“Storage”-things you want to keep
Printable signs for decluttering with the four box method (pdf)

  • Follow-up-take things to the location you decided on

SMART GOAL STATEMENT: I will [do what] reduce clutter [by doing what] going through my clothes [when] every evening [for how long] 30 minutes [measured by] eliminating all clothes I don’t use and love [by when] and taking one bag each Saturday to Goodwill.


Download a Decluttering Checklist to add to a Household Binder Notebook.  You might also like the resources at the Home Helper Toolkit and my Household Binder Notebook board at Pinterest, including the Daily PlanIt Cleaning Checklist.

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This is one of the weekly activities for a Year of Personal Development.

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