The 2020 Clear the Clutter Challenge is kicking off week 1 with decluttering and organizing the kitchen!
Welcome to the 3rd annual Clear the Clutter Challenge! We are starting with decluttering and organizing the kitchen. I am joining Jaclyn in hosting this challenge and our goal is to walk with you as we declutter and organize our homes over the course of 8 weeks.
Whether this is your first time joining us or you are a repeat friend, we welcome you! Make sure to join the Facebook group!
Clear the Clutter Week 1: Decluttering & Organizing the Kitchen
WEEK 1 TASK: We are kicking off the challenge in the kitchen. This is the central part of the home and definitely the most used. It can quickly become cluttered and disorganized. This week, we will walk through getting things decluttered and organized by removing the clutter and setting up great systems.
The idea is that you would complete this first part of the challenge in 7 days. You can break it up over the course of the week or take one day to declutter and organize. Do what works best for you!
Tip: When you are decluttering and organizing, set a timer! This can help keep you focused!
Before you start, make sure to print off the Challenge Calendar here.
For help with completing this challenge, make sure to purchase the Ultimate Decluttering Guide!
Week 1: The Kitchen
Welcome to week 1 of the challenge. We will be spending the next 7 days in the kitchen. You can sign up to receive the free printable calendar below. If you are new, look over the challenge details. Join our Clear the Clutter Facebook Group to share your progress, struggles, or questions!
WEEK #1 CHECKLIST
- Pull everything out of cabinets.
- Wipe the inside of cabinets and drawers.
- Sort through all the contents and get rid of duplicates or items you do not use.
- Return items to cabinets and drawers.
- Empty the fridge and wipe clean.
- Clear kitchen counter clutter.
- Remove home decor you no longer want.
- Empty trashcan and remove items for donation.
- Wipe counters, above and under cabinets.
- Wash floors and wipe down appliances.
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This past year, I set up my spices using these jars and labels. This has been a great method and I am now looking for the best way to store them.
I love having plants in my kitchen and using these glass soap dispenser bottles. They are from Grove and are such a classic addition to the kitchen. Start using Grove and get a free home bundle with your purchase of $20+. Head here to get the deal!
I have a current love for cookbooks. I love finding ones that are beautiful and have good recipes. Of course, I have to have the kitchen staple of Better Homes and Gardens!
What to Throw Away in the Kitchen
- Medicine Cups- The last time I sorted these, I found I had ten! Now, I keep three on hand.
- Duplicates- Do you have tools that do the same thing? Do you have too many of a certain silverware? Look everything over and be realistic about what you use.
- Excessive Dishes- Any dishes you never use or dishes that are excessive are a great thing to declutter.
- Cookbooks- I absolutely love cookbooks and have found it to be important to sort through them so they do not become cluttered.
Meet the Co-Hosts
Jaclyn lives just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. She is a mom of three + married to her college sweetheart. She blogs about family activities and traditions, home decor, and favorite finds at Coffee, Pancakes, and Dreams.
Keri lives outside of Charleston, South Carolina with her husband and three kids. She is passionate about helping moms step out of survival mode and into a thriving life. She believes moms can thrive, even in the messy parts of motherhood. Keri shares helpful tips to cultivate an intentional life: for your home life, family life, and personal life over at Keri Lynn Snyder.
Make sure to check out Jaclyn’s tips here!