30 Day Challenge to De-Clutter Your Home and Mind

Is your home an ever increasing mountain of stuff? Is your mind constantly stressed with how busy you are? Maybe it’s time to start taking a little time each day to start decluttering your home and mind.

The Ivy Apartments, BYU-I men’s housing, helped us come up with this 30 day challenge to declutter your home and your mind.

1.Get rid of five items that you don’t need.
2. Clear your countertops.
3. Meditate for 10 minutes
4. Go through your sheets and get rid of any you don’t use.
5. Get rid of expired cleaning products.
6. Clear out your junk drawer.
7. Write in your journal.
8. Donate clothing that doesn’t fit.
9. Give yourself a facial.
10. Avoid social media for a day.
11. Go for a walk.
12. Get rid of accessories you don’t use - belts, jewelry, scarves, hats.
13. Take a 24 hour TV fast - no Netflix, cable, Hulu, AmazonPrime, etc.
14. Clear out your pantry.
15. Get rid of old pots and pans.
16. Wake up 30 minutes earlier today.
17. Do some crafts.
18. Indulge in a guilty pleasure.
19. Evaluate your priorities.
20. Make a to-do list.
21. Delete mobile apps that you don’t use.
22. Go through your mail and paperwork. Toss out anything unnecessary.
23. Delete phone contacts you don’t need anymore.
24. Delete people on social media who you don’t associate with.
25. Go through all your “keepsakes” and decide what you really need and what you can get rid of.
26. Get rid of expired medicine.
27. Read for 20 minutes.
28. Get rid of old, chipped dishes - bowls, cups, plates, and mugs.
29. Throw out/donate old magazines and books.
30. Reflect on the past 29 days and take note of how this challenge made you feel.

Decluttering is good for creating more space in our homes and also for improving our mental health. As you participate in this challenge, take note of how the new task each day makes you feel. Are you relieved when you get rid of something? Does a mindful task help you feel relaxed? If they do, then you’re doing something right.