I mean you’ve watched Marie Kondo and given it a go but her KonMari method takes up weekend after weekend of your life and makes an even bigger mess in the meantime. Grrr!!!
So what can we do?
How can we declutter the kitchen easily, without giving up after the first drawer because we’re just too busy trying to get food on the table and another load of laundry done?
Well, this 30 Day Declutter The Kitchen Challenge will get your kitchen clutter free in just 10 minutes a day with NO mess.
AND it could even make you some money!!
That sounds pretty amazing doesn’t it? So are you up for the challenge? Great, let’s go …
1. Declutter Challenge
This truly is the easiest 30 day declutter challenge for even clutter crammed kitchens.
All you have to do is:
- Put aside 10 minutes a day
- Focus on one small area from my kitchen declutter checklist below
- Without yanking stuff out, spot stuff in that area you are ready to let go
- Aim for roughly 10 items in each area
- Pop items in a charity box, recycling or trash
- Or snap a photo and take a minute to post on Facebook to sell
- Repeat the next day
- And the next … for 30 days
- And you’re done!!
Can it really be as simple as that?
It can honestly. This is exactly how I decluttered thousands of things from my crazy mess of a home when other methods failed.
And this is why it works.
2. Why It Works
This 30 day kitchen declutter challenge uses the Just 10 Things declutter method.
I totally love this declutter approach.
It gave me the inspiration to start decluttering when I was beyond overwhelmed and kept me motivated to keep going. It works because it:
- Only takes 10 minutes a day – we can all find 10 minutes, even when we’re hectic
- Doesn’t make an unholy mess – so tells our brain decluttering is easy & worth doing
- Works with our psychology – it clears out stuff we are actually ready to let go and avoids the “I might need it” battle
- Turns decluttering into a habit – there’s loads of science now that shows habits are the super powered way to change our lives
- Uses the power of numbers – if we let go of just 10 things a day, we can declutter 300 things in a month, without breaking sweat.
And most importantly, by turning decluttering into a super powered daily habit we break the hold of clutter on our minds and lives.
After letting stuff go for 30 days we are totally up for the challenge of letting go loads more.
And before we know it, we’ve reclaimed our homes from the clutter monster, and can start living again. Hurrah!
So let’s get started …
3. Declutter Checklist
OK so use the kitchen declutter checklist below to focus on one small area of clutter every day.
Just click on the item for your daily prompt.
It will give you 10 suggestions of clutter to look for. Now you will NOT have all of them. Some WILL seem crazy. But they will help you open your eyes to the unwanted clutter in your kitchen hiding in plain sight.
Each prompt also includes some little psychological nudges and motivational thoughts to help us break clutter’s hold on us.
Now, if you whizz down the checklist you will see there are actually 40 prompts. I’ve included extra because everyone’s kitchens and everyone’s clutter is different. If one prompt doesn’t work for you, skip to the next.
Or if you’re on a roll, use the extra prompts to clear another 100 items. Whoop whoop 🙂
Right that’s all you need. Off you go …
- Kitchen Utensils
- Spoons & Spatulas
- Kitchen Linen
- Cooking Bits & Bobs
- Kitchen Knives
- Baking Equipment
- Cake Decorating
- Tea & Coffee Clutter
- Picnic Stuff
- Summer Stuff
- Party Stuff
- Kitchen Storage
- Kitchen Gadgets
- Fancy Cleaners
- Pest Control
- Smelly Stuff
- Drying Stuff
- Ironing Clutter
- Food Wraps
- Floor Cleaning Stuff
- Dusting & Polishing Clutter
- General Cleaning Clutter
- Kitchen Sink
- Dried Food
- Food Bottles & Jars
- Tins & Cans
- Cooking Ingredients
4. More Declutter Help
Do have fun with your daily declutter – remember, if you’re enjoying it, it’s working.
But for more help:
- Check out my free step-by-step Declutter Guide to every room in your home
- Follow the Happier Without Facebook page for daily declutter inspiration
- Sign up for my FREE declutter newsletter for the latest challenges and tips.